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The Choosing

Review

The Choosing

Rachelle Dekker is the daughter of Ted Dekker, a New York Times bestselling author, and her debut dystopian novel THE CHOOSING will shock, stupefy and move readers.

Carrington Hale knows that to not be chosen would be a cruel fate of her own making, so when her dreams come crashing down on her, she blindly believes that it is her fault. The disappointment from her mother crushes her just as much as everything else does. She feels like her whole life is falling apart, and being sent to the Lint stacks isn’t any better. As Carrington is shuffled around and her life is rearranged, she finds that sometimes, inner peace and love of the divine can bring you through the worst of times.

I recommend that fans of the dystopian genre rejoice, because THE CHOOSING will be their favorite for this year.

Some dystopias lack in certain aspects, but THE CHOOSING didn’t. It started out with a bang, and right away, readers can see how Carrington is coping with the issues that she faced. The characters develop quickly, the emotions are complex, the stakes are high and the book is as quick as a bullet.

THE CHOOSING has a touch of spirituality, but not enough to make non-believers not want to read it. I also wished that there had been more background on the Veritas and that more of the laws should have been written out.

However, the book is fabulous. I couldn’t get enough of it and I wished that the next book could have been in my hands as soon as I finished THE CHOOSING. I recommend that fans of the dystopian genre rejoice, because THE CHOOSING will be their favorite for this year.

Reviewed by Aspen R., Teen Board member on May 6, 2015

The Choosing
by Rachelle Dekker