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Sister Wife
     

Sister Wife

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by Shelley Hrdlitschka
 

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In the isolated rural community of Unity, the people of The Movement live a simple life guided by a set of religious principles and laws that are unique to them. Polygamy is the norm, strict obedience is expected and it is customary for young girls to be assigned to much older husbands.

Celeste was born and raised in Unity, yet she struggles to fit in. Perhaps it's

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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book for all teen girls, it was very powerful and really showed how a person can pull through anything no matter how hard
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readnrelax More than 1 year ago
great book showing the strength of a woman
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It gave a look into a completely different lifestyle, and how different members of the same family can be.
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When i first started reading this book it made me sad as a 15 year old child my self. I would never be able to imagine the things this girl goes through. I first thought it would end sad but after reading it all the way through i was truely amazed how strong someone could be. I highy recemend this book to any one who comes across it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. It had great detail of that lifestyle. Its such a sad way to live
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