The Chosen One is a violent and intense look at life in a polygamist sect.
I've been wanting to read something by Carol Lynch Williams for awhile, and this was an excellent introduction to her dark novels. She perfectly captures the paranoid and insular feeling of living under the Prophet's eye. I was especially affected by the frightening descriptions of discipline and couldn't look away until the novel's resolution. I was left with some questions, but justify them by saying that I am invested in the characters.
The Chosen One tackles heavy subjects, but is written in a way that is appropriate for middle and high school students.