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The Chosen
The Chosen
Author: Chaim Potok
"Anyone who finds it is finding a jewel. Its themes are profound and universal." — THE WALL STREET JOURNAL — It is the now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spirit...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780449911549
ISBN-10: 0449911543
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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