The One by Kiera Cass

The One - Kiera Cass


I am so pleased with the way this fun and thoughtful series ended. While it was certainly a romance - after all, the whole point was to see who Maxon would choose - it was the other elements that kept me enthralled, and led me to root for America, Maxon, Aspen, and even, inexplicable, Celeste. I loved that even when America was conflicted, confused, and unsure of her relationships, she never lost sight of herself, and was never willing to settle or allow herself to be less than what she wanted to be. I appreciated the author's clear-eyed portrayal of a love that won't be easy, and of her insistence that this is NOT a happily-ever-after story. This is really, really good YA writing, and I will definitely be recommending it to lots of other readers I know.