Graceling, Book 1

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 471 pages
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Kristin Cashore’s best-selling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace . . . and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world.   Awards: Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, winner of the SIBA Book Award/YA, Indies Choice Book Award Honor Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2008 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Amazon.com’s Best Books of 2008, 2008 Booklist Editors’ Choice, Booklist’s 2008 Top Ten First Novels for Youth, 2009 Amelia Bloomer List, BCCB 2009 Blue Ribbon List   Don’t miss the sequel Fire, also a New York Times bestseller and ALA Best Book for Young Adults, winner of the 2010 Cybil for YA Fantasy/Sci Fi and the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award.

  

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The plot and ending were pleasing. - Borders
BOOM #3: Pacing The pacing was slow. - Goodreads
First, this cover art is STUNNING. - Goodreads
I thought the plot was well thought out and developed. - Goodreads
This book had a great plot with some surprizing twists. - Goodreads
The writing is solid. - Goodreads

Review: Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

User Review  - Kira - Goodreads

Let's get this done. My dinner is getting cold, and I have dreams to crush. Ready? Andiamo! BOOM #1: Katsa While I love the author's intent for empowerment with Katsa, she was a bit too much of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - karen - Goodreads

it is so hard to write reviews for books i actually like. no, love. talking about this book is like trying to describe to someone a relationship from long ago that was bittersweet and is now over, but ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
17
CHAPTER THREE
24
CHAPTER FOUR
34
CHAPTER FIVE
43
CHAPTER SIX
52
CHAPTER SEVEN
58
CHAPTER EIGHT
72
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
255
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
267
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
277
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
287
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
300
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
307
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
319
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
329

CHAPTER NINE
82
CHAPTER TEN
96
CHAPTER ELEVEN
106
CHAPTER TWELVE
116
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
126
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
144
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
165
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
173
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
184
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
202
CHAPTER NINETEEN
223
CHAPTER TWENTY
235
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
244
CHAPTER THIRTY
346
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
361
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
372
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
392
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
403
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
411
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
426
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
437
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
447
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
461
EPILOGUE
467
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
472
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About the author (2008)

KRISTIN CASHORE is a freelance educational writer who writes content for textbooks and teacher editions, as well as book reviews for The Horn Book Guide and other publications. Kristin received her master's degree in children's literature in 2003 from Simmons College, where she worked with Liza Ketchum and was named a Virginia Haviland Scholar. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

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