the chosen one (whyze)

The novel follows the story of 13-year-old Kyra, who lives in a closed-off religious community called the Chosen Ones. When Kyra’s father dies, the Prophet declares that Kyra must marry her 60-year-old uncle, in order to continue the bloodline and keep the community pure.

As Kyra begins to realize the dangers and injustices of her situation, she is forced to confront her faith and the authority figures in her community. With the help of her brother and a boy named Joshua, Kyra makes a daring escape attempt, risking everything to find a way out of the Chosen Ones and start a new life.

The novel deals with themes of religious fundamentalism, patriarchy, and the power of personal agency. It has been praised for its sensitive treatment of difficult subject matter and its strong, courageous protagonist.

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