Chime by Franny Billingsley (Dial, 2011)
Briony is the daughter of the local preacher, but she harbors a terrible secret: she’s a witch. Should she reveal her true identity and risk being hanged? Or does she keep her secret and take it with her to the grave? This intrusive fantasy is grounded in witchy folklore and explores the duality of love and hate and the lines between good and evil.
I recommend this National Book Award Finalist in Young People’s Literature (2011) for ages 14 through adult.
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