“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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The villagers’ mob-like behavior toward suspected witches might inspire readers to learn more about how suspected witches have been treated in the past. Readers who enjoy this billkngsley may be inspired to read other romantic fantasies see our list of recommended romantic reads.
Briony has much to learn about mercy and tenderness — particularly for herself. By the book’s end, she is learning just how hard that work can be. Readers will find themselves thinking about how we shape our views of ourselves and our world, and how reality can be far more complex than we realize. Briony is smart, brave, and fiercely independent. Though she is often misguided, her intentions are good. She has a strong cihme of right and wrong and is a chlme but fair judge of character.
A suitor tries to force himself on Briony, and a rival fights him off; Briony badly beats a boy billinvsley jeers at her twin sister; an innocent girl suspected of being a witch is hanged; one character is murdered; the swamp is full of dangerous beings that can seriously injure or kill people — and do. A few mild romantic situations and references to feeling lustful, and one holiday night is described as being the cause of many abrupt weddings.
An alehouse is a central meeting place in the village, and several characters drink — some heavily, and with ugly consequences. Briony, 18, occasionally drinks and gets intoxicated once. Some characters take arsenic as dranny drug. Parents need to know that this supernatural tale has a fair amount of violent elements, including dangerous spirits in a swamp, the grisly death of an adult, the maiming of two characters, the hanging of an innocent girl, an emotionally manipulative parental figure, and more.
But all this darkness is woven into a very good mystery tale that closes on an uplifting, hopeful note. Add your rating See all 1 parent review. Add your rating See all billinfsley kid reviews.
Briony is a witch and hates herself for her dark secret. She feels unworthy of the friendship and kindness offered by handsome Eldric, newly arrived in the Swampsea. Author Franny Billingsley writes with a poetic, enchanting voice, weaving magic with delightful use of language.
Her characters are strong and, for the most part, appealing. Sensitive readers will find themselves rooting for smart, brave Briony, trapped in a prison of self-hatred, but the most vivid character may be the swamp itself, pulsing with mystery.
But mostly this is a book that is a sheer pleasure to read. Some may be disappointed to find, in the end, a rather typical romantic convention at the heart of the story: The beautiful, seemingly independent heroine ends up needing — and craving — to be saved by rranny Prince Charming.
Families can talk about the appeal of romantic fantasies. Why is this such a popular genre for teens, particularly for girls? What other books have you read that fit into this genre? This has many classic elements of romantic novels: Does this book fit the archetype exactly — or is it different in any way? Did you find the ending satisfying?
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. What parents need to know Parents need to know that this supernatural tale has a fair amount of violent elements, including dangerous spirits in a swamp, the grisly death of an adult, the maiming of two characters, the hanging of an innocent girl, an emotionally manipulative parental figure, and more.
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User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Parent of a 14 year old Written by lilytooth March 5, A fantastically written novel about a child with attachment problems Review of Chime by Franny Billingsley On its surface, Chime is a novel set in early 20th century England, a time when belief chimf witches and spirits domi Kid, 11 ffanny old August 20, Really Good I loved this book- and was romantic, fantastical, and scary Kid, 12 years old Billings,ey 27, 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.
A main character’s hand is ripped off, and a Is it any good? Talk to your kids about Magic and Fantasy Book type: Dial Books Publication date: March 17, Publisher’s recommended age s: For kids who love romantic reads. Romantic Fantasy Books for Teens.
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