Friday, July 10, 2009

The Chosen One by Carol Lnych Williams

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 17/20
Originality: 20/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 17/20
Overall: 90/100 or A
Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and twenty brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. Kyra is not allowed to read anything but the bible, watch Television, go to the movies, or go on a date. Despite these strict rules, she secretly visits the Ironton County Mobile Library on Wheels or the meeting with Joshua in the middle of the night. This is the boy that she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. Though her dreams are crushed, when the Prophet decreed that she must marry her sixty year old uncle at only the age of thirteen years old. He already has six other wives. Kyra must decide between a life of violence in the community or a life without her family.
The Chosen One is a one of a kind book. It is gripping, while dealing with a topic that was in the news, recently. From what I know, the polygamous sects were well portrayed. Force Marriages, Striping a man of his wives and children if he didn't follow the leader, and much more is a common feature. Kyra is strong with a lot of heart and independent. It is impossible to forget her story. Her love for her family is touching and authentic. The Chosen One is also a page turner. Williams also made it, very beautifully written. I really hope that you read this.

1 comment:

  1. Like I said on FB, I just finished this today and it took me an hour and a half tops to finish. I pretty much agree with everything you said! Definitely an amazing book. I just wish there had been more of an ending with Joshua. I really wanted to see them together.


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