Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. That is, 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 Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her.
when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-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 forever. From Goodreads.
This book was
easy to read but not an easy read. I don't like books about cults as it
seems they are always ruled by men and full of abuse. It is not only the
women that are ruled and abused in this book, some men might like to
make a change but that either cost them their family or their life. It
actually seems like the main character, who is 13, has grown up in a
loving family albeit it consists of her father, his 3 wives and around
This book to me doesn't have a happy end though it could be worse.
This book qualifies for:
I Love Library Books Reading Challenge 2014
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
The Challenge Factory - R4: Team Challenge SSS
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection - Sub-Genre Challenge 2014