The One: The Selection, Book 3

Book review by Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 52 reviews

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age 13+

Great Conclution

And here, we're back again as you can see. HAha. Anyways, yes, if you've seen my last two reviews, you'll understand that I loved this book from start to finish and this one too, took me about two days to finish because it was THAT good that I couldn't put it down and yes, this last book made me cry so much. That letter reading was quite heartbreaking for me and I balled my eyes out so much for that next three days as I was reading the story. I love the way it ended. It was a nice conclusion to the first two books.
age 13+

Great series for a teen girl

Overall I liked the series, although there were times I wanted to smack both lead characters. They both grew throughout the trilogy, but at times I became frustrated with their behaviors. I guess that's the teen for you. Overall this book is pretty safe read for 13+. Some rebel violence, some kissing. America is wishy washy about her romantic feelings, but she is a great example in many ways in how she feels the people of the country should be treated.

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