Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka
15-year-old Celeste has always questioned her faith, but has never known any life outside of her small, old-fashioned, polygamous faith-based community. Although she is intrigued by the stories told by a girl from outside the community, Celeste was raised in a family with multiple mothers and many children, and has always assumed that she would live in a similar family when she reached the age of marriage,
She is attracted to a young man of her faith, but he wants to leave Unity and want her to accompany him rather than marry the man chosen for her by the Prophet. Celeste wants more than the community can give her, but how can she shame her family and leave them behind?
A nicely-balanced story, told from the perspective of Celeste, her sister Nanette, and several other characters. Some tactful sexual situations, but no cussing or violence. Recommended for readers ages 14 and up.