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Miles from Ordinary
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Carol Lynch Williams is the author of young adult novels including The Chosen One, which was named one of 2010 ALA's "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers" and "Best Books for Young Adult Readers." It also won the Whitney and the Association of Mormon Letters awards for the best young adult fiction of the year, as well as numerous other honors. Williams was the winner of the 2009 PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship. She grew up in Florida and now lives in Utah.

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A powerful and heartbreaking novel of love and hope.--Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Airhead, on The Chosen One Extraordinary...."The Chosen One" is brave, its plumb is true, it's a masterpiece.--Kathi Appelt, author of the National Book Award finalist The Underneath, on The Chosen One Makes the heart race, the teeth grind, and the brow bead up in sweat.--Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men, on The Chosen One "Absorbing....[Williams] has crafted both a riveting, unusual suspense tale and an absolutely convincing character in Lacey. The book truly is miles from ordinary, in the very best way. Outstanding." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In a novel spanning a mere 24 hours, Williams takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride....Poignant." --Publishers Weekly "Gripping....Provocatively dark and at times downright scary, this novel will have readers rushing to the unforeseen, achingly authentic conclusion." --Booklist "A powerful and heartbreaking novel of love and hope." --Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Airhead, on The Chosen One "Fiction can offer emotional truth where other tools fail.... Williams unveils life among the Chosen with spare, evocative writing and an honest sense of character that helps bridge the rift between Kyra's world and ours.... The cinematic drama of her life...is a means to reach a quieter truth, revealing that moment in childhood when you recognize your thoughts as your own and discover forces in the world that your parents cannot--or will not--protect you from." --The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) on The Chosen One "Intensely gripping and grippingly intense." --Kirkus Reviews on The Chosen One "Extraordinary....The Chosen One is brave, its plumb is true, it's a masterpiece." --Kathi Appelt, author of the National Book Award finalist The Underneath, on The Chosen One "Makes the heart race, the teeth grind, and the brow bead up in sweat." --Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men, on The Chosen One Absorbing....[Williams] has crafted both a riveting, unusual suspense tale and an absolutely convincing character in Lacey. The book truly is miles from ordinary, in the very best way. Outstanding. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)" In a novel spanning a mere 24 hours, Williams takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride....Poignant. "Publishers Weekly" Gripping....Provocatively dark and at times downright scary, this novel will have readers rushing to the unforeseen, achingly authentic conclusion. "Booklist" A powerful and heartbreaking novel of love and hope. Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Airhead, on The Chosen One Fiction can offer emotional truth where other tools fail.... Williams unveils life among the Chosen with spare, evocative writing and an honest sense of character that helps bridge the rift between Kyra's world and ours.... The cinematic drama of her life...is a means to reach a quieter truth, revealing that moment in childhood when you recognize your thoughts as your own and discover forces in the world that your parents cannot--or will not--protect you from. "The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) on The Chosen One" Intensely gripping and grippingly intense. "Kirkus Reviews on The Chosen One" Extraordinary...."The Chosen One" is brave, its plumb is true, it's a masterpiece. Kathi Appelt, author of the National Book Award finalist The Underneath, on The Chosen One Makes the heart race, the teeth grind, and the brow bead up in sweat. Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men, on The Chosen One" "Absorbing....[Williams] has crafted both a riveting, unusual suspense tale and an absolutely convincing character in Lacey. The book truly is miles from ordinary, in the very best way. Outstanding." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)"In a novel spanning a mere 24 hours, Williams takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride....Poignant." --"Publishers Weekly""Gripping....Provocatively dark and at times downright scary, this novel will have readers rushing to the unforeseen, achingly authentic conclusion." --"Booklist"Praise for THE CHOSEN ONE: "A powerful and heartbreaking novel of love and hope." --Meg Cabot, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Princess Diaries" and "Airhead ""Fiction can offer emotional truth where other tools fail ....Williams unveils life among the Chosen with spare, evocative writing and an honest sense of character that helps bridge the rift between Kyra's world and ours....The cinematic drama of her life...is a means to reach a quieter truth, revealing that moment in childhood when you recognize your thoughts as your own and discover forces in the world that your parents cannot--or will not--protect you from."--"The New York Times Book Review "(Editor's Choice) "Intensely gripping and grippingly intense." --"Kirkus Reviews ""Extraordinary...."The Chosen One" is brave, its plumb is true, it's a masterpiece." --Kathi Appelt, author of the National Book Award finalist "The Underneath ""Makes the heart race, the teeth grind, and the brow bead up in sweat." --Gregory Maguire, "New York"" Times" bestselling author of "Wicked "and "A Lion Among Men"

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