America is one of 35 girls selected to be part of The Selection, an opportunity to escape their lives and get a crown. But America doesn’t want the crown until she meets Prince Maxon.
This is like The Bachelor but also a beauty pageant, but since it’s in a dystopian world, people try to compare it to The Hunger Games. So anyway, of course, there is mean girl activity because, as soon as super special America arrives, there are mean girls out to get her for no reason because how else would you have drama in a dystopian book? Sure isn’t gonna be because of the war going on.