Wow, this book takes the cake! This is by FAR, the best in the trilogy! More political aspects are observed, the romance is the finest it can be, characters are developed, people die, and things happen! America has matured incredibly since The Selection and The Elite, and an excellent role model, as well as Aspen and Maxon. America specifically has finally decided exactly who she wants to be and is prepared to work hard for the future she wants. We also get to go outside of the castle walls more than once-something we haven't done since the beginning of book one!- which is very refreshing and really helps bring the story together. Characters evolve and decisions are made in ways I can guarantee you could never see coming. More is learned of the rebels, and we finally get to understand what exactly is going on. The romance is top notch, no more going back and forth between beaus, which makes every scene between America and the man she chooses utterly swoon-worthy. I would like to point out that CSM is incorrect on its review; five people die, not two. There are four sad deaths, one particularly upsetting, and one death that honestly will make you giddier than a seahorse (it made me happy anyway). As for violence, lots of people get shot, we watch a maid stitch up a character's wound, we hear of mass killing sprees, fist fights, and, as I said before, there are five deaths. Sexual content is higher than the other books due to one scene in which America and *MINOR SPOILER: PROCEED WITH CAUTION* her now fiance kiss passionately in her bed and proceed to undress some (he in his underwear and she in the thing she wears under her dress) and end up sleeping together (though no sex is implied). *MINOR SPOILER IS OVER: YOU'RE ALL GOOD* Aside from that, there are some minor innuendos. Overall, The One was a FANTASTIC finale that made me feel more emotion than any other book in the trilogy; I laughed, cheered, shouted in victory, awed, and cried.