For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime because it’s The opportunity to escape the future laid out for them. It’s every young girl’s dream to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns, priceless jewels and life in a palace. It’s their chance to win Prince Maxon’s heart. For America Singer, however, it’s a nightmare since it means turning her back on her secret love to enter a war threatened palace. Until she actually meets Prince Maxon and begins to question her future plans.