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Teen Picks: “Chosen Ones” by Tiffany Truitt

Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt

What is it about? What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?

Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.

But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?


What did you think of it & why did you pick it up: Such a clever and well-written story! I was drawn in from the very first chapter! While the main character was filled with a lot of angst and self loathing, she wasn’t weak (well, most of the time). She was demanding and strong; the way all fictional and real woman should be. The plot was the same as any other dystopian novel, yet….different. I don’t know how I can properly explain it. All I know is that is was wonderfully different. It had a way of captivating the reader and holding there attention until the very last page.

I’ve gotta say, I love this book!!! A job well done!

I ordered this book from the library because of it’s plot.

Star Rating:5 Stars for rating the book It was awesome! Everyone should check this out!

I would suggest this for: People who like literature

Review by: Tehreem C.


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