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Dramatic,
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The Chosen One
by Carol Lynch Williams

Published: 2009-05-12
Hardcover : 224 pages
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Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. That is, without questioning them much---if you don?t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library ...

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Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. That is, without questioning them much---if you don?t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her.

But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle---who already has six wives---Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.

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Why do you think Kyra's family refused to leave the compound? In your own life, have you ever allowed fear of the unknown drive you to accept a less-than-ideal future?
by jenniferharding (see profile) 02/18/10

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Has a lot of "meat" for a shorter book.
by chantelman3619 (see profile) 12/16/09

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  "Fast, easy, and interesting read about a sub-culture few of us understand"by jenniferharding (see profile) 02/18/10

Kyra is a thirteen year old member of a religious community who refer to themselves as "The Chosen Ones." Early on we learn that Kyra has been promised to her sixty year old uncle who is known for mistreating... (read more)

 
  "The Chosen One"by chantelman3619 (see profile) 12/16/09

Was glad this was a shorter book, as it made us feel helpless and frustrated, but couldn't stop reading it.

 
  "Very Interesting Story about Polygamists compound"by Wits-End (see profile) 12/04/09

The book generate good discussion and gave you some insight on the life of Polygamist.

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