“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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It’s all a b, terrifying puzzle, with bits of British folktales that creep in and give the whole story an otherworldly feel. I know you believe you’re giving me a chance—or, rather, it’s the Chime Child giving me the chance. It is a novel’s prose that attracts me. Your skin doesn’t slice, not like bread or cheese.

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I hope you love it half as much as I did. You won’t regret it. Briony has two secrets that she must never forget: Pages to import images to Wikidata. After my first re-read I feel so mushy and so abundantly happy inside and I can only barely refrain from quoting half the book. Briony carries around a lot of guilt for the pain she believes she causes to those around her.

Whether I loved a book or frankly hated it, my fingers just itch like crazy to get all my feelings out at once. About people who only feel a black hole inside. The subject of emotional abuse from a parent, and fighting the resulting self-hatred that inevitably stems from being told you are terrible over and over at such a young age, is something that I am unfortunately intimately familiar with.


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About people who look at mouse droppings and dont care. Stay up to date on new reviews. No one must know for if they find out, she will be hanged.

Each phrase carefully crafted to grab our attention, keep us hooked, move us, delight us. In any event, where does she expect me to begin? View all 14 comments.

Wonderful approach to the subject of emotional abuse. Cover for the first edition hardcover. But that is not all that I loved about the book, oh no. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ultimately, Chime is a novel about the facets of a person, about self-loathing, about love, about art.

Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. Families can talk about the appeal of romantic fantasies. It probably isn’t going to magically turn out to be the book for you.

I can quite see why some people don’t like it. If Briony tells, she will be hanged. The writing was kindof unusual. The protagonist, Briony, is by far one of the strangest, and all the more compelling for it, narrator I have had the fortune to come across.


Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it’s become a second skin. Briony Larkin is a witch, her Stepmother said so. So Chime billlingsley Shine? It felt like torture to read and I had to push myself forward. It had me smiling many times. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate billlngsley from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.

For kids who love romantic reads. It pinches you small as a grain of rice. While I acknowledge Chime ‘s originality and high quality of writing, I believe this is a novel that will appeal to only a very specific type of reader who is looking for some eccentric fantasy.


Seventeen-year-old Briony Larkin has a secret and feels like she ought to be hanged. She only feels at home in the swamp, but before her stepmother died she warned Briony that the swamp only made her powers worse. That would still be a lot! Really Good I loved this book- and was romantic, fantastical, and scary Let’s do this thing!

Column 4 Our impact report: It left a taste of burnt matches No, our family doesn’t talk much. I just want to say that you must read this book! I’m punned out, folks.

I liked the relationship between these sisters. I loved it, I loved it so much I want the entire world to know about it.

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Then my patience started to wane and there was a bit of teenage-love-rectangley not triangley! Spellbinding romantic fantasy with feisty heroine, violence. They feel billongsley playmates or siblings, but never lovers. Let your mouth be a cavern of stars. Chime is the story of a wicked girl named Briony who does wicked things, who loves no one and feels billijgsley emotion.

Briony is so vehement in her self-hatred that she very nearly makes us hate her as well.