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The Chosen

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

HIGHLY RECOMENDED BY ME

This is one of the best books I've ever read. After reading it for a while you become enthraled in it.

posted by Anonymous on January 7, 2000

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My Review

I am not much of a reader and I can honestly say I did not enjoy this book. The book seemed to move really slowly. I found myself reading and getting lost not knowing what I had read. The book did have good point. It shows that you should be yourself and do what you...
I am not much of a reader and I can honestly say I did not enjoy this book. The book seemed to move really slowly. I found myself reading and getting lost not knowing what I had read. The book did have good point. It shows that you should be yourself and do what you want in life. The book shows good conflicts between friends growing up. One major conflict of the book is when Reuven is injured in a baseball game and is almost blinded. This allows him to see the importance of his eyesight. This causes tension between him and Danny. (Danny being the one who hit the ball.) A quote that stood out to me was ¿We are commanded to study His Torah! We are commanded to sit in the light of the Presence! It is for this that we were created! . . . Not the world, but the people of Israel!¿ Reb Saunders explaining how he feels about Jews being the chosen people said this quote. I disliked this book and feel that its just not my type of book.

posted by Anonymous on February 2, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    My Review

    I am not much of a reader and I can honestly say I did not enjoy this book. The book seemed to move really slowly. I found myself reading and getting lost not knowing what I had read. The book did have good point. It shows that you should be yourself and do what you want in life. The book shows good conflicts between friends growing up. One major conflict of the book is when Reuven is injured in a baseball game and is almost blinded. This allows him to see the importance of his eyesight. This causes tension between him and Danny. (Danny being the one who hit the ball.) A quote that stood out to me was ¿We are commanded to study His Torah! We are commanded to sit in the light of the Presence! It is for this that we were created! . . . Not the world, but the people of Israel!¿ Reb Saunders explaining how he feels about Jews being the chosen people said this quote. I disliked this book and feel that its just not my type of book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2007

    a waste of time....

    The Chosen If you like reading about drama, friendship and school issues, then you will like The Chosen because the author puts a lot of detail into the issues that he¿s writing about. The setting of this book is a very quiet and only a little dramatic. Rueven doesn¿t really worry about what happens in his high school life. While reading The Chosen I noticed that the way the author describes the issues is not helpful for me when it comes to understanding. It didn¿t make me feel like I was in the story either. Maybe this was also because the story was a little challenging to me. Some people who like big texts and confusing books then this would be the perfect book. By understanding and imagining that the characters were real helped me think about the issues and dilemmas that Rueven had to go through. The only times that I really felt like I was in the story was when Rueven had problems with his best friend, Danny. That¿s when the author really put detail into the arguments. Liking or disliking the characters in the story is very important because even if you think you don¿t understand the character they pop-up surprises for you during the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2004

    Disappointing

    I had to read this book for school, and based on the first chapter or two, I thought it would be interesting. After the third chapter, I eventually lost interest, so on the test I made up a new, slightly more interesting ending. However, the sequel to this book, 'The Promise', is much better, maybe even bordering on fairly interesting. Fortunately, you can read 'The Promise' without knowing much about 'The Chosen'

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