Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Chosen One


I just finished The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams late last night. I have not had such emotion from reading a book in a long time. I think I spent a majority of this book feeling anger and pity for the main character. Her name is Kyra and she is part of a polygamous compound. She has been "Chosen" to marry her uncle who is 60 years old. Did I mention that she is only 13? This subject has been in the headlines the past year, but this novel depicts the thoughts and ideas of Kyra as she tries to find her own belief system and to find a way out of the marriage. A must read! I was not able to put this book down and it really made me stop to think about what is right and wrong and who am I to judge?
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