Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (+ something special!)

CONTEST CLOSED.
Thanks to all who entered.


Synopsis-

Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father’s three wives and her twenty brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much—if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that Kyra must marry her 60-year-old uncle—who already has six wives—Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family.


Review-
Oh my, did this book have me emotional. I was either smiling with Kyra or crying with Kyra. This book was amazing. The Chosen One really opened my eyes to polygamy and how people really live like this. Young girls everyday are getting married to men 3 or 4 times their age. This book is truly amazing. I couldn't put it down for hours, only then for the necessities like "eating" and "sleeping". Carol Lynch Williams' writing really makes one think. It was a very outstanding read and I definitely, without a doubt recommend The Chosen One, for teens or adults. I believe that everyone can enjoy this book.


5 stars!

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ATTENTION!!! CONTEST!!! :]

YAAAAAY!
Guess what?
After receiving this book from Yan, I was informed that I won a contest and will be receiving another copy!
So what will I do with this extra copy of The Chosen One?
Give it away, of course!
You have until June 30th, that's 7 days from today, to sign up for a chance to win!
Enter now!
No email = no entry.
+1 for commenting
+2 for following
+2 for linking this post onto your page
+3 for making a button

GOOOO!


40 comments:

  1. Ooh. I'd love to win this.

    PrincessShayla@gmail.com

    +2 I'm a follower! =)

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  2. count me in please!

    +1 commenting

    +2 blogging: http://throuthehaze.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-giveaways-pt-6.html

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  3. I wasn't sure that I wanted to read this book, but your review changed my mind! Thanks for the contest!

    +2 for following
    +2 for linking contest to my blog
    http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com

    Sara
    grochowskis@hotmail.com

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  4. This one sounds really intruiging, and I would love the chance to win a copy of it!

    I already follow you. :)

    Jenna

    jennapomme@yahoo.com

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  5. This book will probably pull my heartstrings the same way Sheri Reynolds' The Rapture of Canaan did. Religion through a young person's eyes can sometimes seem so clear or so convoluted. I look forward to reading it.

    +2 I'm linking this contest to my blog sidebar at http://ceceliabedelia.blogspot.com.

    celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I would love to win this book!!

    +2 for following

    un3xpectedfate [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  7. Thanks for linking at the carnival. I really want to read this one, heard such amazing things. Please enter me.

    -Lauren

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  8. I'm now following you as well. :)

    -Lauren

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  9. Looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

    I'm also a recent follower of your blog.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  10. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  11. Oh I want to read this so much! My address is amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com

    +2 I'm a follower

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  13. Can't wait to read this!

    I'm now a follower as well :) +2

    virtuallynever@gmail.com

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  14. I can't wait to read this.

    I am a new follower

    Megan
    bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

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  15. How awesome you won a copy to give away! Yay for us! Lol. I can't wait to read this. It sounds sooo good. Pleae enter me! +1

    I'm a follower :) +2

    Thanks for the contest!

    -Breanna
    breanna20f@gmail.com

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  16. I've read quite a few reviews of this book, and couldn't find it in my library. So, really hoping I can win a copy to review it!

    emilysreadingroom@gmail.com

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  17. Please enter me!

    +1 for comment
    +2 for following

    bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com

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  18. I'd like to enter please!

    Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

    I now follow your blog

    I have linked to this contest in my contest section, right sidebar:
    http://jo-scrawls.blogspot.com/

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  19. Count me in please!
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  20. I have been wanting to read this!!I am a new follower. Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  21. I'd like to be entered as well. Thanks!

    ~ Popin
    proudbookworm[@]gmail[dot]com

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  22. ooh ooh ooh! I want this book!!! and I'm following now...(I'll try to do the other fun things, too but haven't yet)

    book.splotATgmailDOTcom

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  23. +1 for commenting
    +2 for following

    Count me in

    4Sage@optonline.net

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  24. I've heard a ton of good things about this book. Definitely count me in!

    +1 for commenting
    +2 was already following
    +2 for linking to contest in my sidebar here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

    ~Briana :D
    thebookpixie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I would love this book!

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  26. Awesome contest. Count me in!
    flayla14(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Would love to win this for my daughter.

    I follow through a reader

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  28. I'd like to enter, please.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  30. I would love to read this!

    I am a follower.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  31. This book sounds great. I;d love to win it.

    +2 for following
    +2 posted a link on my sidebar:
    http://violeteyesroaming.blogspot.com/

    lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway. Glad you won another copy! Please enter me.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  33. Sounds like a good read. Would like the chance to win this. thank you for the giveaway.

    sweeps_101(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I am a follower

    sweeps_101(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. If worldwide then I would like to enter, I have heard good things about this one.

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

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  36. I hope to read this interesting book. Please enter me. :D
    linna.hsu(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Eeeek I'm throwing in my entry! +1

    +2 I'm a follower!

    Thanks!

    mya DOT rooney AT gmail DOT com

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  38. +1 Enter me please!
    +2 I follow.
    +2 for linking harlequintwilightsbookblog.blogspot.com

    HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

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  39. I've been hearing lots of great things about this book and can't wait to read it, so I really really hope I win! Thanks for holding this contest!!

    sylvia (sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com)

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  40. +1 I would love to win this!

    +2 I follow


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