The Chosen is probably one of my favorite books. It is set in the aftermath of World War II, showing the reaction of American Jewry to the Holocaust and the movement to create a secular Jewish state. However, the main thing that will make me remember this book is the friendship between Reuven and Danny. They come from different worlds, and each one is trying to find balance between the old and new, the secular and the religious. I am not going to say too much on this story; there are about two thousand other reviews that you could look through if you really wanted to see the plot summarized. All I will say is read it. We all could use a friendship like the one between Reuven and Danny. Sadly, though, many (including myself) do not have one.