Monday, February 21, 2011

Review: The Chosen One

Book: The Chosen One
Author: Carol Lynch Williams
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Release Date: 5/12/2009
Pages: 213
Source: Library
Date Read: 2/17/2011


Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father’s three wives and her twenty brothers and sisters. Or at least 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 the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that Kyra must marry her 60-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.

Yani's Analysis:
This book was crazy good! I was instantly hooked into Kyra's life. I felt the love for her unusual family and her passion and self confidence in trying to determine what was right.I loved the writing style, told in snippets of the present and the past, jumping from one to the other with little detail/description and full of emotion and turmoil. It honestly opened my eyes to what growing up in such a community would be like, and made me realize how judgmental I am about people such as Kyra and her family. I honestly don't know what else to say about this book, it felt too short and I wish I could know more about what happens to Kyra.


Plot: 4/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Uniqueness: 5/5
Characters: 5/5

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