“Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love.”—New York Times bestselling author Holly Black Briony has a. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. *Starred Review* Since her stepmother’s recent death, : Chime eBook: Franny Billingsley: Kindle Store. Review of Chime by Franny Billingsley () On its surface, Chime is a novel set in early 20th century England, a time when belief in witches and spirits domi.

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Chjme is Briony, really? I’m probably not getting myself through, but like i posted in a status update, Oscar’s Wilde quote; “I’m so clever that sometimes i don’t understand a single word of what i’m saying” would most certainly apply to certain parts of this story.

And she kept this a secret. And everything starts to change.

This, to me, is Hell. Nov 24, Nafiza rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Perhaps the National Book Award committee was wrestling with similar feelings, and billingsleg is what led to the gaffe.

Hardcoverpages. View all 18 comments. But by page 50, I was a goner. And so on and so forth.

Rose lives in her own world, acting like a child after bilingsley accident that affected her mind when she was young. Not only that, the creatures who dwell in the swamp are real and very, very dangerous. Not good for children It was sort of violent,with danger, and it’s kind of scary I wouldn’t recommend it for younger kids. Why has he arrived precisely at the time he does? Now, if you please. I long deliberated about whether to review this or not. This is what I want. Just the place to be marooned.


Oct 07, Jake Rideout rated it bi,lingsley was amazing Shelves: Briony has a guilty secret – she is a witch. It had bllingsley something that makes you want to keep on reading right? Briony is unusual in that she is self-loathing, but with a witty and clever sense of humor.

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Briony carries around a lot of guilt for the pain she believes she causes to those around her. Individual readers will have their own tolerances for the playing around with language and meaning and, frankly, poetry the author attempts and may be less entertained by it. I loved Chime so much I do not have words. The whole cast of characters, the world, chimw interactions are all what you call “quirky,” but many I would call bizarre. And the ambience was just so dreary, and Briony was so depressing as she fretted over foolish, foolish things like the Bleeding hearts not using articles and proper sentence structure.

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She feels a terrible responsibility to protect the swamp creatures whose lives are threatened by the plans for the railroad that threaten their swamp home. Ironic, because this is precisely what Briony does.

Briony starts to see herself in a new light when Eldric arrives to live with her family. I felt that Briony’s inner thoughts and actions made sense and were an entirely accurate representation of what the lasting effects of emotional abuse can do to a person.

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To be honest, I was originally very skeptical about reading Chime. Want personalized picks that fit your family? View all 3 comments. Stop dragging herself down. Did anyone see him enter?



She is also a little bit weird and I loved her even more for that. I was up to 2 am to finish this book and it has been a long, long time since I did that because my beauty sleep is precious and I do not billingslry it to just any book, it has to be for something really special and special this franhy is.

About people who only feel a black hole inside.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Come close and I will tell you a love story: I knew from the first page that Chime was something special.

But this one is quite extraordinary, and I was so surprised to find myself enthralled and unable to stop billingsey. By clicking on “Submit” you agree cranny you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. But in Swampsea and other mucky places magical creatures still roam free.

Dial Books Publication date: Eldric is so easy to fall in love with and, despite his evident weaknesses and flaws, has become one of my favorite male characters in YA literature.