Chime

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A&C Black, Jun 7, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
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Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside down.
  

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I mean, the writing is really gorgeous. - LibraryThing
My only complaint about the novel concerns its plot. - LibraryThing
Her imagery is evocative, and poetic. - LibraryThing
The ending of the book was fantastic and surprising. - LibraryThing
Oh, yes--it's also a love story! - LibraryThing
I loved the writing style, it was quirky and beautiful. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Turrean - LibraryThing

What a treat! A gripping story, marvelous characters, madly inventive language, supernatural romance. I thought the ending was a little unbelievable for the world Billingsley created--seems like a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kanic - LibraryThing

This is an exceedingly well written and thought provoking book. Especially for the genre it is in. There are so many poorly written, shallow YA books out right now. Books that largely consist of a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
12
Section 4
25
Section 5
37
Section 6
51
Section 7
63
Section 8
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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About the author (2012)

Franny's first novel for Bloomsbury, The Folk Keeper, was awarded many US prizes including Notable Children's Book and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Best Book of the Year (School Library Journal). Chime is Franny Billingsley's third book, her first being Well Wished. It has been shortlisted for the National Book Award. Franny lives in her home town of Chicago with her husband and two children.http://www.frannybillingsley.com/

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