I had not read the first two books in the series, but after reading the third book, I went back and read the other two novels as well as all of the novellas. From the description, I didn’t expect to like this series at all (The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games? No thank you!), but I ended up loving this series! It’s hard to explain why, but I believe it has a lot to do with America’s character. She is the spunky underdog who speaks her mind and tries to do the right thing in spite of opposition. The love triangle and America’s indecision is super annoying, but in the end, everything works out the way it is supposed to.
Recommended for grades 7-12.