by Shelley Hrdlitschka
Celeste has only known life on the compound. She's always known that once the prophet decided who she was to marry she would have to, even if it was to an older man with many wives. But Celeste wants more out of life, but to do so would mean turning her back on everyone she's known forever.
A well timed novel, due to the high interest in polygamist sects these days, this book is about a young woman struggling to reconcile her desires with everything she's been taught. Celeste ultimately does seek freedom, but it takes her losing almost every part of herself first. It's a good read for anyone curious into the lifestyle, believable even though it makes you want to just grab some of the characters and make them see reason.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Age Level: 9th Grade