Celia Thomson. The Fallen (2004) 250 pp. (The Nine
Lives of Chloe King v. 1) [pbo; juvenile]
Publisher’s description: “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 [Coit 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 is trying to kill her. Luckily for Chloe, she still has eight
lives to go.”