I’ve seen The Selection compared to The Hunger Games and quite frankly that bothers me because all Dystopian novels are not like The Hunger Games; just like vampire books are not all like Twilight! That being said I can see where a small part of this book could be compared; there’s a TV show in the story with an enigmatic host who interviews the girls but, that is where the comparisons end in my opinion.I liked this book I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite but the story is really cute and I enjoyed the characters. I’ll admit I wasn’t a big fan of the MC’s name but I liked her characteristics so I could overlook it. I really loved both the male leads Aspen and Maxon they were both genuine good people and as hard as the situation was they tried to make the best of it. I did enjoy the Bachelor aspect to it I’m not a fan of the TV show but I think Kiera created a version that incorporated the TV show in a fairy tale way that made it work.I decided on a passage between Maxon and Mer (I prefer her nickname lol) that I found quite funny.His expression was affectionate but guarded. “I’ve met nearly every woman in this room, and I can’t think of one who would make a better friend. I’d be glad to have you stay.”My relief was inexpressible.“Do you think,” Maxon asked, “that I could still call you ‘my dear’?”“Not a chance,” I whispered.“I’ll keep trying. I don’t have it in me to give up.” And I believed him. It was annoying to think he’d press that issue.“Did you call all of them that?” I nodded my head toward the rest of the room.“Yes, and they all seemed to like it.”“That is the exact reason why I don’t.” And I stood.Maxon was chuckling as he rose with me. I would have scowled, but it actually was kind of funny. He bowed, I curtsied, and I went back to my seat.