Graceling

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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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User Review  - jennk - LibraryThing

Graceling has everything a great fantasy novel should have: magic, intrigue, a quest, bad guys, etc. Though this novel appears large, it is fast-paced and enjoyable to read. Chapters are usually short ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

In the world of the seven kingdoms, gifted children known as Gracelings are prized--and feared. Marked by mismatched eyes, each Graceling has a specific and almost superhuman skill--excellence at ... 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.