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The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
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Dec 13, 2009

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bookshelves: kids, book-club
Read from March 09 to 10, 2010

This was a riveting YA novel that tackled some common teen issues in a rather unique way, including alienation with one's community and the concurrent push to rebel against one's family and culture and pull to remain within the safety of the familiar. Few teens grow up in a polygamist compound, but I think anyone whose been a teen can relate to the conflicting feelings Kyra has. It's also a story of the high price of awareness, kind of a modern-day Garden of Eden tale (except that in this case, her perception of Eden is what changed and she ejected herself from the Garden when the outside wilderness turned into a place of relative safety).

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