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Williams, Carol.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009
ISBN 0312555113
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Kyra has grown up in a polygamous community somewhere in the American southwest and never questioned her life. She accepted her father's three wives, her 20 siblings, the total isolation of the community, and the fact that the Prophet's word is law. The Prophet is the leader of the group and everyone obeys his decisions because they believe they ’re direct messages from God. Things change for the obedient, teenaged Kyra when the Prophet tells her family that she has been Chosen to be the seventh wife of her father's older brother. The man is almost 60 years old! She’s disgusted by the thought of a relationship with her uncle. Kyra already has special feeling for Joshua, a boy her own age, and he feels the same about her. But what can they do? Kyra will disgrace her family if she doesn’t agree to the marriage and things could go badly for Joshua. This is an unforgettable and gripping story that ends with realistic, heartbreaking drama.  (Patty McClune) (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)
SUBJECTS:     Cults -- Fiction.
                        Polygamy -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Coming of age -- Fiction.

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