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ISBN: 141773227X / ISBN-13: 9781417732272

A Great and Terrible Beauty


It's 1895, and after the death of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding ... Show synopsis

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  • A Great and Terrible Beauty (Turtleback Books) – Hardcover (2005)
    by Libba Bray

    A Great and Terrible Beauty

    Hardcover, Turtleback Books
    Turtleback School & Library ed.
    403 pages

    ISBN: 141773227X
    ISBN-13: 9781417732272

    It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from India to a boarding school in England. Lonely and prone to visions of the future, Gemma is now being followed by a mysterious young Indian man who's been sent to watch her. But why?

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    Description: Fine. Never read, all accessories are included, perfect for gift...

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Reviews of A Great and Terrible Beauty

Overall customer rating: 4.500
by BugEyeMidnight on May 3, 2009

?Beauty? doesn't pander to young girls but it isn't heartless, either. In the first pages Gemma is throwing a petulant little fit and fighting with her mother and I thought ?great, another bratty heroine.? I was pleased at how quickly she wanted to make up. There is a lot she doesn?t know, but she?s learning, and her lessons are exciting ? full of dark strangers, visions, and magic. She is not perfect and neither are her friends. Sometimes they aren?t nice and sometimes they make the wrong choices, but Gemma at least seems to have remorse and make changes. I?m rooting for her, but I?m a little wary of her friends.

by kiki555 on Aug 19, 2008

A masterful mix of adventure, fanatasy, and historical fiction. This was a beautiful, enchanting book that once you start reading you just can't put down. This is a book any young girl would fall in love with and leave you craving more... good thing its a trilogy!!


Good not great

by Velma on Oct 3, 2007

Good, but not great. This book is well written with realistic characters and excellent suspense. There are some really golden and memorable thoughts throughout the novel. Beginning is superb. It is worth recommending to a friend especially if they are a teenager.



by laithers on Apr 3, 2007

this was a great book. i felt like i was actually in 1895!

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