The Chosen One

by Carol Lynch Williams

Summary: Lyra lives with her father, three mothers, and twenty siblings in an isolated community. After the Prophet declares that Lyra has been chosen to marry her 60-year-old uncle, she just doesn't think she can accept this fate. But if she finds the courage to attempt an escape, can she actually leave the family she loves and the only life she's ever known?

Thoughts: This is a truly captivating book. The storyline is "ripped from the headlines" and pulled me in from the very first page. I loved Lyra and was on the edge of my seat as she contemplated her grim situation and the stakes steadily intensified. This rivoting novel allows the reader a rare view into this extreme lifestyle and an understanding of how people can get trapped in these dangerous situations.

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