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The Chosen One

Carol Lynch Williams


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/11/2009)
Paperback (8/31/2010)
Hardcover (5/12/2009)
Compact Disc (5/12/2009)

Summer 2009 Kids' List

“Carol Lynch Williams has written the suspenseful, realistic story of a 13-yearold girl in an isolated polygamous community whose enforced engagement to her 60-year-old uncle reveals the truth about the religious leadership's corrupt motives and controlling, misogynistic underpinnings. Williams has done an amazing job of bringing some ugly truths to light, while celebrating the resilience, love, and spirit of the young women who survive the experience.”
— Elizabeth Bluemle, Flying Pig Boooks, Shelburne, VT
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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. That is, without questioning it much--if you don't count her visits to the Ironton County Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her secret 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 Kyra must marry her sixty-year-old uncle--who already has six wives--she must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.

Perfection Learning, 9781606866993, 234pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2010