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Book Reviews of Chosen

Author: Nancy Holder
ISBN-13: 9780689866258
ISBN-10: 0689866259
Publication Date: 6/1/2003
Pages: 688
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
The typographical errors alone in this book makes it worth reading. The editor really fell down on his or her job. However, it is fun to re-live the entire season in this book.
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The sheer quantity of errors in this book was appalling, and I have a hard time believing it was written by Nancy Holder. I've read and enjoyed many of her other books, and this one was definitely not written (or edited) well.
It tells the story of Season seven of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and there are bits here and there that were not in the show (scenes and dialog from the shooting script, perhaps, that were edited out of the episode?) and for those bits, and the fact that it's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I give it 2 stars.
I had a hard time making it all the way through this book (I am bothered and jarred out of the story by misspellings, missing words, bad punctuation, and unimaginative writing), but I soldiered through to the end.
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from - The First has come to Sunnydale and set its sights on taking down the Slayer. On the side of the White Hats: Buffy, Xander, Willow, Anya, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Faith, Angel, and an assortment of young, innocent, untried Potentials. In this season-spanning storyline, Buffy Summers will learn about the primeval origins of her own strength, and have the opportunity to train those would succeed her. And as the forces of evil find their way back to the Hellmouth - where it all began - the Slayer will uncover what being the Chosen One is all about: Power. She's laid down her life - literally - to protect the people around her. This girl has died, two times, and she's still standing. You're scared, that's smart. You got questions, you should. But you doubt her motive, you think Buffy is about the kill...then you take the little bus to battle. I've see her heart - this time not literally - and I'll tell you right now she cares more about your lives than you will ever know. You gotta trust her. She's earned it." - Xander, "Dirty Girls"