The One

The One

Book - 2014
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The time has come for one winner to be crowned.When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown--or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose--and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, ©2014
ISBN: 9780062325471
9780062059994
Branch Call Number: YF CAS NVD
Characteristics: 323 pages ; 22 cm

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brown_bear_1383
Aug 02, 2017

BEST SERIES EVER! Didn't really like how they ended the book though - otherwise its the bomb.com

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BudgiesNbooks
Jul 12, 2017

Wonderful way to end this. I was totally lost inside the world with America. Amazing.

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atemoshek
Jul 04, 2017

5 stars!!!!!! Off of the charts!!!!!😁

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LaurDiy6
Jun 29, 2017

OMG this book was so good I loved the last one "the one " and the other book and her daughter was pretty good

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pinkbumblebee
Apr 28, 2017

Love this book so much! Can't wait to read the 4th and 5th!

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mightyminnie
Jan 14, 2017

Great series loved it! Loved the way she ended it!!

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vv19
Oct 13, 2016

Perfect ending to such a rocky start for the main character. The author really took the time to flesh out the main character but also the other characters in the book did not feel 2-D. Each one had a story and they all tied together. Beautiful thought about how relationships are not perfect. This story shows more realistic expectations normal people have in others. The side story of the country being in turmoil and not being perfect made for a suspenseful read.

FindingJane Oct 09, 2016

This novel was a delight from cover to cover, with a thrilling conclusion to the competition set forth in book one. I honestly couldn’t see how it would end. Maxon’s need to maintain political and social ties with people became abundantly clear as he squired the different girls and attempted to maintain a happy relationship with all of them—no easy task with vipers like Celeste in the mix.

But America had her own set of challenges. Not only did she have to deal with the remaining few girls and their attempts to have Maxon, she also had to handle the machinations of his treacherous father who has his own reasons for wanting her to fail. I found myself cheering as America managed to come out on top, especially in one dicey situation involving men bound for prison.

America was also getting to know her competitors as never before, especially when she lost a few people who were dear to her. The rebels also made a startling appearance in this book, with negotiations opening up between them and the royals along with an astonishing demand. The pressure from Maxon’s father the king got sharper and nastier and America’s growing insecurity about her rightful place in the palace provided nail-biting tension. Then, just as the outcome of the Selection seemed certain, the author managed one surprising twist after another. Clearly, Ms. Cass wasn’t interested in easy solutions.

This was a novel that managed to startle and impress with each new chapter. I was thrilled and saddened at the outcome and aware that the victory was 0well earned. I am avid to see what challenges await the royal couple in the future.

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chocolatepanda123
Aug 24, 2016

One of the best, I must say the ending caught me a little off guard and even though I knew America would be the one I was still worried. This book left no stone unturned and no questions unanswered. It was great.

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mayahe
Aug 22, 2016

This is book is so dramatic and I have to say I was biting my fingernails until the end! Couldn't of imagined a better ending.

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EmojiQueen
Oct 02, 2017

EmojiQueen thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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violet_gazelle_119
Aug 05, 2017

violet_gazelle_119 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and under

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brown_bear_1383
Aug 02, 2017

brown_bear_1383 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

violet_penguin_1111 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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EvieDokos
Dec 31, 2016

EvieDokos thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

violet_butterfly_9491 Nov 21, 2016

violet_butterfly_9491 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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black_pony_62
Oct 08, 2016

black_pony_62 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Tiffacutiepie
Jul 02, 2016

Tiffacutiepie thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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maroon_owl_85
Apr 24, 2016

maroon_owl_85 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Damisi_2003
Mar 05, 2016

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BlackCat_13
Sep 02, 2017

"But sometimes it's about what you want to do, not what you have to."
--Maxon

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atemoshek
Jul 04, 2017

"Break my heart, break it a thousand times if you like, it was only ever yours to break anyway"
- Maxon

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Tiffacutiepie
Jul 02, 2016

"This isn't happily ever after. It's so much more than that." -The One

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Siyuan Huang
Jun 23, 2016

"35 girls entered the selection. Only 1 can win."

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orange_turtle_144
Jun 19, 2016

"But with his eyes right there, staring so deeply into mine, it was easy to dismiss that. I could forget about everything surrounding us when he looked at me like that. And so I did. I fell into Maxon's arms, holding him tightly. There was no place in the world I wanted to be more."
--pg. 196

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red_bear_1855
Dec 02, 2015

"Hell, my dear," he whispers.
"Don't start," I warn in return, and we're both left smiling. He holds my hands as if they're the only things pinning him to earth and i focus on that as i prepare myself for the words coming, the promises I'll never break. It's magical really, the power this day has.

But even now I know this isn't a fairy tale. I know that we'll have hard times. I know that things won't happen the way we want them to and that we'll have to work hard to remember that we chose this. It won't be perfect, not all the time. This isn't a happily ever after. It's so much more than that. -America S.

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_btrice_
Oct 04, 2015

"Break my heart, break it a thousand times if you like, it was only ever your to break anyway

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Faith1119
Jul 20, 2015

“The best people all have some kind of scar.”

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ShermanFluff
Jul 14, 2015

Break my heart.
Break it a thousand times if you like.
It was only ever yours to break anyway.

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Navy_Cat_25
May 20, 2015

“The best people all have some kind of scar.”

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Tiffacutiepie
Jul 02, 2016

It's down to a few girls. Only one will win Maxon heart. Rebels, castes everything will change once it's over but until then who will Maxon choose.

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Siyuan Huang
Jun 23, 2016

The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

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jazzy_the_quack
Jul 23, 2015

America Singer is fighting for Prince Maxon's heart along with three other girls. The competition has elevated and things are getting worse courtesy of the Southern Rebels. This captivating and exceptionally written novel will keep you glued to it from start to finish.

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Rachelpeach
Jul 17, 2014

'The One' is the conclusion of the Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass. Everything comes to an end and America has to choose between Maxon and Aspen.

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lotusluxa
Jun 25, 2014

Ever since she was thrown into the Selection, America didn't know what she wanted, who she wanted, or how she felt. With the Selection nearing it's end and rebel forces growing stronger, America is now sure of herself. Now America will risk everything to fight for The One who holds her heart.

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greenhungergames
Jun 03, 2015

Sexual Content: Some kissing and a brief moment that isn't described in too much detail. It's no 50 Shades but it's not the most innocent.

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lotusluxa
Jun 25, 2014

Sexual Content: Some making out, but nothing graphic or described in great detail

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stepha89
Jun 07, 2014

Violence: Some violence, but nothing terribly graphic.

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stepha89
Jun 07, 2014

Sexual Content: A couple of makeout scenes, but nothing graphic.

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