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ISBN13: 9780547258300
ISBN10: 0547258305
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Kristin Cashore's best-selling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsas is killing. As the kings niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace . . . and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world.
 
Awards: Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, winner of the SIBA Book Award/YA, Indie's Choice Book Award Honor Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2008 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Amazon.com's Best Books of 2008, 2008 Booklist Editors Choice, Booklist's 2008 Top Ten First Novels for Youth, 2009 Amelia Bloomer List, BCCB 2009 Blue Ribbon List
 
Don't miss the sequel Fire, also a New York Times bestseller and ALA Best Book for Young Adults, winner of the 2010 Cybil for YA Fantasy/Sci Fi and the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award.

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Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight — she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the kings thug.

When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace — or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

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With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, a debut author creates a mesmerizing medieval world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that is sure to captivate readers.

About the Author

Kristin Cashore is a freelance educational writer who writes content for textbooks and teacher editions. She has written book reviews for The Horn Book Guide, and she has had articles published in The Looking Glass: An Online Children's Literature Journal and Children's Literature in Education. Kristin received her master's degree in children's literature in 2003 from Simmons College, where she worked with Liza Ketchum and was named a Virginia Haviland Scholar. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

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MS Teacher , August 4, 2012 (view all comments by MS Teacher )
I read this book as a middle school teacher, but also as a lover of the fantasy genre. It was excellent! There was something for everyone, action, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown in. I would highly recommend this to any lover of YA fantasy.
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Ultimate_Bookworm, May 13, 2012 (view all comments by Ultimate_Bookworm)
From the minute I opened the cover, I could not put this book down. Kristin Cashore's writing contrasts to regular, YA novels in the fact that hers means something, is true and deep to the very heart of writing. She puts another perspective on fantasy entirely-- a better respective, may I add-- and brings to light prevalent topics of today in a completely different world. This continues to the two other novels Kristin Cashore has written, which get progressively better, if such a thing is possible. Everyone who has read Gracleing will agree that it is creative to the extreme, and deserves to be read, whether or not you are a YA or Fantasy enthusiast. You will ADORE it anyway!
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nem, September 23, 2011 (view all comments by nem)
I was pleasantly surprised at this wonderful first book in Kristin Cashore's series! The world she creates is so unique and original; I loved every second of it. I definitely recommend this book, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547258300
Author:
Cashore, Kristin
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Nightshade
Publication Date:
20090907
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 480 pages HMH Books for Young Readers - English 9780547258300 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight — she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the kings thug.

When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace — or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

"Synopsis" by , With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, a debut author creates a mesmerizing medieval world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that is sure to captivate readers.
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