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Great and Terrible Beauty

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 153,956 Ratings and 7,940 Reviews

Book Description
A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel.

Gemma, 16, has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother's death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true. Sent ... More
Book Information
PublisherSimon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
BindingHardcover (25 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages403
ISBN-100689875347
ISBN-13978-0689875342
Publication Date07/04/2005
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About Libba Bray (Author) : Libba Bray is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Libba Bray include Great and Terrible Beauty, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels (Un... more
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1/14/2011 Kelley York tagged as: I read

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8/30/2010 Nicole Green tagged as: I recommend, I read

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7/1/2010 Sheri Radford tagged as: I recommend

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5/11/2010 Kathleen S. Wilson tagged as: I read

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4/21/2010 Diana Levin said: A very engaging story. The characters are great.
tags: I read, teens, fantasy

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9/22/2009 Chelsea H tagged as: I recommend, I read, Inspired me

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6/15/2009 Christina Ruotolo said: This is a great young adult series

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4/2/2009 Gail Fattori said: I got hooked into the whole series. Love it.
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2/28/2009 Kristi Combs tagged as: I'm reading

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11/25/2008 Christy Evers said: An imaginative tale from Victorian times. I like how Libba Bray includes historical detail.
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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 37630
tags: young adult, victorian, fantasy

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6/7/2008 Alicia V said: Absolutely fantastic! The characters are rich, intricate, and fascinating. The storyline pulled me right in, and I couldn't put it down. Have recommended to all friends and family, and they have adored the series just as much as I have.
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3/12/2008 BayShore Books said:
“A Great and Terrible Beauty” may have been written as a novel for teens; however, the historical setting, mystery, fantasy, and touch of romance are just as appealing for adults. Libba Bray masterfully explains the trials and tribulations for women in the Victorian era and relates the characte... more

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