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The highly anticipated third book in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is perfect for the fans who have followed America's whirlwind romance since it began—and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium.

The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on May 6, 2014 by HarperTeen
ISBN-10: 0062059998
ISBN-13: 9780062059994
17 Book Reviews
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  • dwightschrute
    dwightschruteMonday, November 5, 2018 at 1:58 pm55 stars
    this book was a great way to round out Americas story. I loved this book and you need to read it!
    • racoon3711
      racoon3711Friday, December 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm55 stars
      THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!! In the third book of the Selection series things really heat up. Towards the start of the One two Northern Rebels, August and Georgia, come to visit Maxon and America. During the meeting, the rebels told Maxon that they could help get rid of the Southern Rebels. They also say that they would like Maxon to try and eliminate the castes. The rebels and America and Maxon get along fairly well and part ways with a new ally. Also, in the third book America finally starts to make friends with the rest of the Elite. Anyways, America soon faces yet another challenge called the Conviction. During the Conviction each of the Elite are supposed to help sentence criminals, but America doesn't see this as fair. While she thinks there should be justice, she also doesn't agree with the man she is punishing's sentence time. He was supposed to go to jail for life for stealing clothes for his daughters. Since America sees this as unjust she gives the man the super expensive earrings and bracelet Maxon gave her, and the bird necklace her dad gave her to pay for his crimes to the King. This makes the King hate her even more. A little later in this masterpiece book America and Maxon decide that they need to speak to August and Georgia again. With a little help from Aspen the couple gets to talk to the rebel leaders, and on their way of leaving they get attacked by the Southern Rebels. America gets shot and Maxon helps her escape into the streets alone. She runs into an alley way cradling her wounded arm and meets an eight named Paige. Paige stays with America until Maxon soon arrives. America then asks Maxon if Paige can come work at the palace for helping her and the Prince agrees to it. Paige was very happy to be off the streets and into a much safer place. Then, right before Christmas the book takes an extremely sad turn. (EXTREME SPOILER COMING UP!!!!!!!!!) America's father dies of a heart attack. While America travels home to mourn her Dad, Maxon sends both Celeste and Elise home to narrow the Selection down to Kriss and America. After returning to the palace she and Maxon have a very intimate night together and the Prince tells her he is going to choose her. Then when she was trying to tell Aspen that she and him are officially over Maxon catches her touching his chest. She meant the touch as a sort of push to emphasize what she is saying to him. However, Maxon thinks she is with Aspen and tells her that he will now choose Kriss. Finally, in the end the Southerners attack and Maxon gets shot in the chest protecting America. He realizes that he loves her and that he is willing to die for her. So finally after the attack ends, Maxon is okay, and proposes to her as the new King (both his Mother and Father died) . America says yes and she and Maxon were married. I loved this book and highly recommend it to 7th graders and up. Kiera Cass is an amazing author. You NEED to read the One.
      • ellisonbellison
        ellisonbellisonWednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:43 am55 stars
        Best Book Ever
        • bluehorse3
          bluehorse3Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm55 stars
          WOW! That pretty much covers it! This book is definitely a mood changer. Going from America feeling bliss to her being so confused and alone! it all ends well, sort-of. Bitter-sweet ending.
          • booknerd01
            booknerd01Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:02 am
            This is such a good book and I recommend highly to anyone who like dystopian books. The ending is surprising and it will keep you waiting for The Heir to come out to tell you what their life together is like.
            • bigmelo
              bigmeloThursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:34 am55 stars
              *sobs* Why? Why haven't I read this yet? I need to - now, NOW!
              • shires646
                shires646Monday, February 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm55 stars
                I was so impressed to discover that the sequels did not disappoint. Don't most sequels? Kierra Cass is now in my top author rankings with J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien!
                • iamawesome12434
                  iamawesome12434Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm
                  i love this book
                  • belleza
                    bellezaThursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm
                    I Love it i already rea de it its too good
                    • oreo-icecream
                      oreo-icecreamThursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:36 pm55 stars
                      This book- wait let me rephrase that: THIS WHOLE ENTIRE SERIES was the greatest thing I have ever read, ever. It's a mix between romance, action and drama, it has the edge of cruelty as well as the significant amounts of relief, you don't just read the book, you FEEL the book, It is so amazing you will never want to put it down, ever. YOU HAVE TO READ THESE BOOKS! YOU HAVE TO!!!!!! Put it on your bucket list! you must read the series! Keira Cass has truly outdone herself.