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The Chosen One - Carol Lynch Williams This was a book about a girl who was raised in a Polygamist Mormon community and is told that she has to marry her much older and cruel uncle and be his seventh wife. Kyra doesn't want that, however, and has some knowledge of the outside world thanks to her sneaking books from a mobile library. She is also in love with another boy and wants to be with him rather than her uncle. Kyra feels many small rebellions and wants to leave the community, especially after all her attempts to leave the engagement fail, but that also means leaving many people she loves, and escape is not so easy. I enjoyed reading about Kyra and found this story to be powerful. But at the same time, I would have liked to learn more. There wasn't too much detail and it skimmed over several aspects of the polygamous society. I also felt it ended way too soon.