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The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
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May 20, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: lost-sleep-over-this, books-that-linger, prose-envy, characters-i-love
Read from June 10 to 11, 2011

One of the most heartbreaking books I have read in a long time. The powerful setting of a polygamist compound combined with engaging, beautiful characters made this book completely un-put-down-able.

Williams' prose can be quite poetic at times, which works well for Kyra's story. When Kyra is particularly upset or overwhelmed the writing tends to be sparse and sentences break up over many lines. This made it super easy for me to feel what Kyra was feeling and helped keep up the pace.

This is a quick, yet haunting, read. I think those who loved Stolen by Lucy Christopher would enjoy The Chosen One.

I still ache for Kyra, Laura, Mother Sarah, Joshua and Patrick after finishing this book. Their stories had me captivated and I have a feeling I will be thinking about them for a very long time...
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Reading Progress

06/11/2011 page 34
16.0% "The writing is so beautiful! I'm finding it hard to put this book down."

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