Chloe King was a normal sixteen-year-old girl.
She did her homework and got good grades, but she wasn't afraid to ditch class sometimes to hang out with her best friends. She slept at home, but otherwise avoided all human contact with her mom. The usual stuff.
Then she fell from San Francisco's highest tower, and her life changed. For starters, she died. And then, she woke up.
Now Chloe's life is anything but normal: Suddenly guys are prowling around her, she's growing claws, and someone's trying to kill her.
Luckily for Chloe, she still has eight lives to go.
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Grade 9 Up–The day before her 16th birthday, Chloe ditches school and, with her two best friends, goes to San Francisco's Coit Tower. When she falls from a window at the top of it and lands on her head on the concrete below, she appears to be unscathed. In the days immediately following, Chloe develops both unusual physical powers and ever-stranger relationships with assorted young men. While this plot outline holds a lot of promise for teens who like suspense mixed with slowly creeping horror, Thomson fails to deliver a page-turner. The prose is clunky and many descriptions either make no sense or offer tantalizing tidbits that never get adequately addressed. There seems to be a secret supernatural society working undercover, but it takes center stage only in one chapter. There are some moments that are charming, including Chloe's introduction to one character who turns out to be paranormal many chapters later. The ending–which comes several pages after readers have finally been told that Chloe is, in fact, dead–suggests the intent to be cliff-hanging, with two sequels listed on the back cover. Hopefully they will offer smoother writing without sacrificing the tale's successful quirks.–Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley Public Library, CA
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