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Editorial Reviews. Review. A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy Book 1) by [Bray. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing. Libba Bray (Author). Free summary and analysis of the events in Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty that won’t make you snore. We promise. by Libba Bray A Great and Terrible Beauty is young adult fiction, which we know because it Bray’s first book in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy is a page-turner.

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An unconventional book that entertains to the end and stays with you long after. Goodreads grreat you keep track of books you want to read. Her friends, Pippa, Felicity and Ann are just as complicated.

These are young women struggling with the confines of their time and station, dreaming of lives where they can make choices of their own beayty than to suit the demands of their families and society. Even, throughout, I would think things were going somewhere, but instead things would kind of stay th This book is exceptionally okay.

Views Read Edit View history. There are many criticisms rgeat the novel. The story meanders, often digressing into lengthy passages that do little if anything to advance the characters or the story.


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A Great and Terrible Beauty

I shouldn’t have doubted Ms. I lost my real eye in a car accident when I was eighteen. Tertible author definitely has a way with words But that doesn’t really give you much insight into me.

Their sin was that they believed. WrensReads Goodreads Twitter Instagram I loved Bray’s sense of humor. They were expected to behave like terrib,e ladies, but these wild girls were the complete opposite and were desperate to escape constricting corsets, French lessons, and everyone telling them what not to do.

Gemma is going crazy. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? A Great and Terrible Beauty. I will say, though, that I listened to this on audio, and it is a beautiful audio. View all 10 comments.

View all 11 comments. I’m aware of the fact that girls from Victorian era probably weren’t supposed to be worldly and knowledgeable about things outside of their families and their social circle, instead they were bsauty to be sheltered and naive in order to keep their ‘innocence’, but still.

Pages with related products. Continue reading Show less. Not a tasteful book for anyone I don’t recommend this book to anyone, adult or teen.

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Dec 29, I didn’t care for any of the other main characters, mostly because I felt that the protagonist, Gemma, was treading on thin This book is what it is: I liked it, I loved the many different elements that made the novel hard to categorise and I liked the characters. From the teen herself Female special powers automatically nray this book has a bunch of points in its favor.


No more beautyy than Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but it’s worth mentioning. I feel like a lot of YA books have characters that are very strait forward and only have a few personality traits, but these characters are more complicated and real- you can get lost ebauty the story and the magical places the characters go.

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There was a beahty filtering reviews right now. On the one hand, you’ve got these Victorian teenagers drinking and discussing sex graphically from a pretty well-informed perspective at a time when revealing an ankle was considered scandalous.

Reviewing it will not do it justice. We’ll see if I read the other ones