The Current Day Illea

The Selection, Kiera Cass

Girl Torn up Between Rich and Poor


The Selection is a great once in a lifetime chance for 35 women but for America it is a nightmare. Taking place in the palace of Illea. 35 women from all around the country are chosen to compete so that at the end one will get go marry Prince Maxon. For America this is the worst thing possible. She hates these types of competitions but her parents are still trying to make her sign up for the sake of their caste. Americas family is currently a five but once you get married to the prince your family boosts up to a one. At first she denies it to her family because all she really wants to do is settle in with her secret boyfriend (Aspen). Aspen tries to talk her in to it and in the morning she agrees because her mom tells her that she can keep the money she makes at work. Later on when she sends her form in, that night Aspen comes and breaks up with her because of their caste problems and he can’t give her enough. America is heart broken but she gets over it and gets ready to go to the palace. At first America treats Maxon very badly but they become friends later on. She gets to know him better and he tells her he will keep her close to the end for the sake of her family. He admits that he likes her and asks if it is possible if she can ever have feeling for him and she tells him yes. When America starts developing feelings for Maxon,the problems start. Aspen comes back as a guard. He tells her that he got drafted, later on both of them start having an affair. At the end of the book America feels guilty and breaks up with Aspen. He thinks that she is choosing Maxon over him but she had told him she is not choosing anyone. The book ends with America getting excepted in The Elite with five other girls.

This Moment, Katy Perry

I have chosen This Moment by Katy Perry. I think this song matches Americas life once she enters The Selection. At first she really didn’t want to be their because of her breakup with Aspen. Later on when she learns more about Maxon and becomes friends with the other girls. She notices that she might never get a chance like this so she should just enjoy it and forget the bad things that happened. The authors message is to live in the moment. Also at the end it doesn’t matter if you lost or won, the only thing that matters is all the things you have accomplished. The songs meaning is to live in the moment and forget the bad things that happened and enjoy because you will probably never get a chance like that in your life again.

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This Moment by KatyPerry

"This Moment"

Can you tell me, who called a race?
Can anyone stay in one place?
And when you get to the finish line
Will you wish for more time?
But see, one day
One day you will
But maybe one day you will find
That you just can't push rewind

All we have is this moment
Tomorrow's unspoken
Yesterday is history
So why don't you be here with me?
All we have is this moment
To put a love into motion
Yesterday is history
So why don't you be here with me?
Be here with me now

Do you ever think that we're just chasing our tails?
Like life is one big fast treadmill
And we pop what is prescribed
If it gets us first prize
But you know who I, who I think will win
Are the ones that let love in
Are the ones that take the time

All we have is this moment
Tomorrow's unspoken
Yesterday is history
So why don't you be here with me?
All we have is this moment
To put a love into motion
Yesterday is history
So why don't you be here with me?
Be here with me now

Be here with me now
'Cause the future is right now, right in front of you
Don't let the clock, the clock tell you what to do
Our future is right now, I'm in front of you
Baby don't blink and miss

This moment
Tomorrow's unspoken
Yesterday is history
So why don't you be here with me?
All we have is this moment
To put a love into motion
Yesterday is history
So why don't you be here with me?
Be here with me now