Book Reviews of The Chosen

The Chosen
The Chosen
Author: Chaim Potok
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780449213445
ISBN-10: 0449213447
Publication Date: 4/12/1987
Pages: 304
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 225 ratings
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a wonderful book about two Jewish boys during the time of WW II. It shows the struggles of a young man trying to come to terms with his own goals and desires and the expectations of his family, while emphasizing the value of friendship and the ability to overcome differences in beliefs.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent book. At points a emotional rollercoaster -- cried, angry at the father's way, etc. Opened a door to a world I am not familar with. Some of the dialog lost me, not knowing Yiddish or Hebrew. Most of the time it was explained but not always. Definitely worth the time to read.
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Helpful Score: 2
An amazing, absorbing book. The characterization is flawless and the story is fascinating.
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Helpful Score: 2
I just re-read this book and loved it again. I first read it in 1968 - Yikes! Anyway it is still a really interesting peek into a life style that many of us know little about. And if you think its dated just drive through the Mintwood section of Brooklyn!
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Helpful Score: 2
Fabulous book! I was disappointed when it ended!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good, sensitive book. Author an award winner
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Helpful Score: 1
This book starts a little slow and has a few slow spots throughout. But the ending and the message is so worth the read!
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Helpful Score: 1
LOVED this book! It gives a rare view into Jewish culture and life. I was intrigued and educated all at once.
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A story of fathers and sons. This book was selected for One Book Arizona. If I didn't already have a hard back copy, I wouldn't give this one up. It's truly a book to be kept and loved and read again.
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I found this book really interesting, and touching.
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One of the best books I read all year
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This book is one to read when you are looking for a "good story" to fall in love with.
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Excellent. Informative and educational.
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I've heard this book is good, and I enjoyed the first chapter, but I decided to move on to other books.
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Good for Jewish fellows!