For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. So, it means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Then, America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
The book "City of Ember" is a dystopian novel just like "The Selection".
Conflict and Resolution
America is dynamic because she changes a lot throughout the story. For example, in the beginning, America loved Aspen but, after she met Prince Maxon, her feelings turned towards him. At the end of the story, Prince Maxon and Aspen are fighting for America's love.
Like any good novel "The Selection" is as focused on the state of its world as it is on the personal relationships of its characters. In this instance, that world is Illéa, one of the most messed-up countries ever with a caste system, a royal family, etc. This shaped America because without this setting, there wouldn't be any Selection or she wouldn't even meet Prince Maxon.
The main conflict in the book is between America and herself. While she doesn't at the beginning, like or even try to like Prince Maxon, she enters the Selection because she knows it will help her family. The resolution is that America found out what was best for her family, herself, and Prince Maxon.
The Selection is about beauty and it reveals how it is skin deep and appearances can often be deceiving.