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Reviewed by LadyJay for TeensReadToo.com

In the isolated community of Unity, Celeste and her family live simple, yet structured lives. They are members of the Movement, a religious sect created by a man called the Prophet.

In this community, polygamy is widely accepted, strict obedience is expected o...
In the isolated community of Unity, Celeste and her family live simple, yet structured lives. They are members of the Movement, a religious sect created by a man called the Prophet.

In this community, polygamy is widely accepted, strict obedience is expected of all women and children, and young girls are married off to men who are much older than they are.

Celeste wishes to be pure of heart, but cannot help asking questions about the world outside of Unity. She also wonders what it would be like to marry for love instead of obligation. Celeste knows that to be a good daughter, she must welcome the Prophet's decisions with open arms, but her growing curiosity won't allow that to happen.

Celeste does not wish to bring shame upon her family, but her actions will hurt them more than she intends.

I enjoyed this novel because the subject matter is timely, almost as if it were ripped from the headlines of a national newspaper. I also felt that having three different points of view was an excellent idea. Nanette, Celeste's sister, and Taviana, a new disciple of the Movement, discuss their feelings and beliefs within the community while Celeste carries the narrative. These three women have very different experiences within Unity, and yet, they are undoubtedly connected.

SISTER WIFE is an interesting look at a polygamous community and how it affects the children within those religious sects.

posted by TeensReadToo on January 13, 2009

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Sister Wife

This story is about a teenager who was born & raised in the polygamy faith and the struggle she goes through in deciding whether to stay within the confines of the community & be subjected to marry a man who is old enough to be her father & whom she does not love or lea...
This story is about a teenager who was born & raised in the polygamy faith and the struggle she goes through in deciding whether to stay within the confines of the community & be subjected to marry a man who is old enough to be her father & whom she does not love or leave the only life she's ever known & disgrace her family's name. The ending in the story is very abrupt, but the epilogue does summarize what happened.

posted by 8369739 on January 12, 2012

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