The Chosen One
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, with two more on the way. That is, without questioning them much---if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on... show more
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, with two more on the way. That is, 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 Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-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 forever.
Publish date: May 12th 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 213
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
Do you want an escapist read? With fun dialog, rainbows, lovers with blue eyes and, preferably, a sixpack?Then don’t read this book. "In that moment, a whole line of men, older men went past in my head. Their mouths in O shapes, their eyes wandering like hands over some of us unmarried girls.”“... a...
Pro:Das Interessante an dem deutschen Cover ist, dass man das Gesicht des abgebildeten Mädchens nicht sieht - nur die etwas altmodische Kleidung, die gut zum Inhalt passt. Weniger zum Inhalt passt der Nagellack, denn die Heldin dieses Romans ist ein Mädchen, dem alles verboten ist, was schmückend is...
This is a haunting novel. Wow.
Whoever thought this was a good book for young adults/teens needs something, I don't know what. It is completely not a young adult/teen book. Maybe okay for High school students but anything less, absolutely not. The concepts and images depicted in this book are of a rough nature and hard for younge...
This book made me so sad and so angry. It’s a portrait of a community – the Chosen Ones, the laws within it and a 13-year old girl who wanted more, who dared to stand back. It made me so sad because it’s so real, there really are communities like this one out there. Some people are living like this....