Kiera Cass’s Selection series was picked up by Netflix for film adaptation. While we wait for the film premiere, I would like to share what I learned from the books.
Netflix has not announced the release date, the plot or the cast. Everything about the film is still vague, but fans are excited. After they announced the news, I reread the books and noticed things I did not see the first time I read it.
My view of relationships is not what it was when I first read it. Things I thought were romantic then no longer feel that way. But, I also learned a few things that I want to share.
The Selection Series is the love story of America Singer and Prince Maxon. It is The Bachelor set in a dystopian world. Thirty-five girls from different castes are selected to compete. The girls compete for the prince’s heart and become the crown-princess of Illea.
Here are things are learned from the Selection Series.
1) Selection Series: The One You Think Is “Not Your Type” Might Be The One
America Singer left her secret boyfriend Aspen to join the competition. America never thought she would fall for the prince, she always thought of him as shallow and stuck-up. She ended up falling hard for him.
2) Selection Series: You Can Always Fall In Love Again
Before America went to the palace for the competition, Aspen broke up with her. America was heartbroken, and she believed she would never love anyone as much as she loved Aspen. She was so wrong.
3) Selection Series: Being From Different Backgrounds Is Not Always Bad
The Selection series is set in a dystopian world with a caste system of eight levels. The prince was a one, and America Singer was a five. Being closer to the lower caste, America understood the life of the poor and she taught the prince. He got to understand his people better.
4) Selection Series: You Are More Than Enough
Most times people think they are not enough. In these books, America believed she did not have what it takes to be a queen. This affected her relationship with Maxon. But, everyone else believed she had what it takes to be queen.
I can’t wait for the Netflix adaptation of the Selection Series. I hope it is as good as the books.