The Elite

The Elite

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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"Sixteen-year-old America Singer is one of only six girls still competing in the Selection--but before she can fight to win Prince Maxon and the Illean crown, she must decide where her own heart truly lies"--
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2013
ISBN: 9780062253842
Branch Call Number: Online Audio Book
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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karissalin
Dec 01, 2019

this book is so good, i litterally zoned through it!

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navy_dolphin_421
Nov 05, 2019

This is the second book in the series, and a good sequel! I enjoyed reading this.

YLPLTEENBOOKBLOG Aug 05, 2019

The Elite is the sequel to The Selection and it is just as amazing as the first book. The Elite should be read after The Selection. The plot thickens as America runs out of time to make an extremely difficult decision. She has to choose between Prince Maxon or her first boyfriend, Aspen while still competing with five other girls. I loved this book because it was very interesting and although it wasn’t as fast paced as the first book, there was a lot more character development and background added to the story. I would recommend this series to teens interested in reading a page-turner. On a scale of 1-5, I would rate this book a 4. Analisa, grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

The Elite is your stereotypical teen book that is predictable and cheesy but is still a fun and quick read. It is the sequel to The Selection, telling the story of a prince choosing a spouse from 35 girls. In the Elite, 29 of the girls are sent home and only 6 remain. America, the main character who is the narrator of the book, is torn between the prince she is supposed to pursue and her first love who she has known for a long time. There are some plot twists, but they are the kinds that you can always see coming. Packed with dialogue, this book is extremely easy to read, but sometimes the language is so cheesy that it’s hard to picture someone actually saying it in real life. In other words, this book is in no way a portrayal of real-world emotions; it doesn’t have any academic value in it, and it has a plot sculpted from the mold that teen books overuse. Nevertheless, if you are simply looking for an easy and light book that you can breeze through in a matter of days, this one would not be a bad choice. I would rate this book a 2/5. Cathy, grade 10, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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abbyhorlick
Jul 18, 2019

I liked this book because there was more action in this one than the first book wich I enjoyed. But it is not my favourite out of the two. I would give this book a 4 and a half out of 5 stars.

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AlWong007
Jun 14, 2019

Received Spanish ebook edition instead of English. My Spanish is good enough to order food, not to read YA novels.

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Caitlin78
Jun 11, 2019

Lots of awesome political butt-kicking, very satisfying, lovable main character.

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Cheyenne4evr
Jun 03, 2019

OMG This book is Awful
Kidding this is one of the best books I have ever read. It is worth the wait! this book keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. I even got one of my teacher's hooked on these books she cannot put them down!

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Stargirl_4
Apr 16, 2019

It's poopy.
* ^ _ ^ *
Jk. It's FANTASTIC.

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fshih13
Mar 22, 2019

Good story, but I began to dislike all the characters. Maxon always talked like a fkboi so when he explained his relationship with Celeste at the end, I couldn't have been validated more. The things that made America stick out in the beginning of The Selection now made her publicly unpopular and a disappointment in my eyes such as aggression, impulsiveness, spitefulness, stubbornness, unrefinement, and inability to read the situation. I have personally encountered undesirable people like this in real life so I felt especially annoyed at how America came to show her true colors.

The story was still very engaging as there was many more trials of competition and rebel attacks. The tension was much more heightened so I felt it difficult to put down this book as I am very much addicted to drama llama.

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ccmccolligan
Jan 30, 2019

good "brain candy" reading

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Stargirl_4
Apr 16, 2019

Stargirl_4 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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pink_fox_145
Jun 15, 2018

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pink_pig_1205
Mar 21, 2018

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Nostalgicforthepresent thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 18

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Oct 28, 2017

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Jul 07, 2017

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Apr 23, 2017

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Nov 14, 2016

AnimeOtaku64 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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ashley_sung
Jul 10, 2018

"I know when she holds me, it’s the crown she pulls close to her heart."

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Tiffanyy
Jun 26, 2016

"Love is beautiful fear" -Kiera Cass, The Elite

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orange_turtle_144
Jun 19, 2016

"It turns out I'm absolutely terrible at staying away from you. It's a very serious problem."
"Love is a beautiful fear."
"You've changed me forever. And I'll never forget you."

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reaniebug8888
Jul 02, 2015

"Darling? The word, so tender and personal, enveloped me. In that moment, any desire i had to fight my feelings for Maxon disappeared. I wanted to be his dear, his darling. I wanted to be Maxon's alone." pg 39

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Mahala
Sep 22, 2014

(America trying to teach Marlee to play hte piano)

Marlee sighed. "I give up. Sorry, America, you've been so patient, but I hate hearing myself play. It sounds like the piano is sick."
"More like it's dying actually." America laughed.

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abookworrm2
Aug 13, 2014

"Love is a beautiful fear"

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winner2345
Jul 10, 2014

“It turns out I'm absolutely terrible at staying away from you. It's a very serious problem.”

“Love is beautiful fear”

“You've changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.”

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folder2go
Jun 24, 2014

“It turns out I'm absolutely terrible at staying away from you. It's a very serious problem.”

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pink_pig_1205
Mar 21, 2018

Other: After Marlee was caned she showed that she had no regret for breaking the law because it was in the name of love. I am a fan of this series but that part showed a flaw in Marlee's character. She used to be my favorite character. I'm not even angry about what she did I'm angry that she felt no regret.

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pink_pig_1205
Mar 21, 2018

Sexual Content: Marlee was caught in a closet with a guard and was whipped for it.

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TrueCanadianGirl
Sep 24, 2016

Sexual Content: Not too much, but there is a lot of kissing and seduction

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stepha89
Jun 19, 2013

Sexual Content: A couple brief references to sexual activity.

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Tiffanyy
Jun 26, 2016

Down to 6. The Elite is intense as the 6 girls battle it out. America still can't choose wether she wants Aspen or Maxon but now that this is anyone's game she has to make up her mind.

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winner2345
Jul 10, 2014

Only 6 girls are left and America is one of them and as the competition goes on she starts to realize that the people she thought were her friends are not who she thought they were and Maxon might start to like someone else except for her.

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Aria Eve Mann
Dec 07, 2013

Maxon and America are on good terms until she earns the king's disaproval ( don't know how yo spell that).

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