Chime

Paperback | April 12, 2012

byFranny Billingsley

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"Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love."—New York Times bestselling author Holly Black

Briony has a secret. It is a secret that killed her stepmother, ruined her sister's mind, and will end her life, if anyone were to know. She has powers. Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and a great mane of tawny hair. He is as natural as the sun, and he treats her as if she is extraordinary. And everything starts to change . . .


A National Book Award Finalist 

★ “Exquisite to the final word.”—Booklist, starred review

★ “Both lushly sensual and shivery.”—School Library Journal, starred review

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"Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love."—New York Times bestselling author Holly BlackBriony has a secret. It is a secret that killed her stepmother, ruined her sister's mind, and will end her life, if anyone were to know. She has powers. Then Eldric comes along with his golden...

Franny Billingsley (frannybillingsley.com) is the award-winning author of four books, including The Folk Keeper—winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction—and Chime, which received six starred reviews and was a National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Tufts University and the Boston University School of Law, Franny left ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.23 × 5.47 × 0.99 inPublished:April 12, 2012Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142420921

ISBN - 13:9780142420928

Customer Reviews of Chime

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Concept I really liked the concept and story of CHIME. Briony's character is very interesting and complex. I was hooked on the book within the first two chapters but I found it really hard to understand certain parts of the book it seemed to flip from present time to Briony thinking about something in her past. I would have liked it was made clearer when we was switching times periods because for me it was hard to follow and seemed like Briony had A.D.D because she was constantly switching back and forth. But once I got use to the writing style it was easier to follow. I really liked the story itself though. I was very intrigued by the “swamp” and the creatures that lived there. It’s too bad that we didn’t get to learn more about them. I really liked Eldric he is very charming and kind of reminds me of Johnny Deep in Finding Neverland. I love Eldric and Briony’s relationship they act like they are the best of friends and have a wonderful brother/sister relationship even though they aren’t brother/sister. Overall, I felt that the story was good but the writing was hard to understand. If you like stories about witches this one is for you. The Rating: 3.8 out of 5 For more reviews please visit www.vampsweresandcassay.blogspot.com
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ... When I started the novel I was expecting it to be like every other teen read there is on the shelf: easy to read. But it wasn't. It was written like how I suppose the language (if they spoke english) would be spoken in those times. But aside from that it was a good read. About halfway you can kind of see where the novel is going and it was a little on the predictable side but it still made me want to finish the book. I consider it a good book when, even though I may know what is going to happen, I still want to finish it just to make sure I am right.
Date published: 2011-05-01

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A National Book Award Finalist"Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love."—New York Times bestselling author Holly Black★ “A darkly beguiling fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review★ "Billingsley takes the time to develop a layered narrative adorned with linguistic filigree—she is one of the great prose stylists of the field.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review★ “Exquisite to the final word.”—Booklist, starred review★ “Both lushly sensual and shivery.”—School Library Journal, starred review★ “Extraordinary and moving.”—BCCB, starred review★ “An entirely original concoction.”—The Horn Book, starred review