Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Chosen One

The Chosen One
Carol Lynch Williams
213 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Kyra is just thirteen years old when she is told by a "prophet" in her fundamentalist, polygamous community that God has determined that she must marry her old uncle.  She's convinced this is punishment for her sins, which include visiting the bookmobile and having a male friend, but regardless of that she is determined to not marry her uncle.  Thus begins her journey to find a way out.

For such a short book, it certainly packs a punch.  This book took ahold of my soul and drew me in.  I felt very invested in what happened to Kyra, I was wishing I could jump into the pages and magically save her myself.  I was on the end of my proverbial seat by the end of the book to see if she would really make it out for good.  This is one of those books that seems important; it's scary to think that this happens in real life.

This a short, but must read book.  Four stars!

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