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A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1)
by Libba Bray

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A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray Overview

In this debut gothic novel mysterious visions, dark family secrets and a long-lost diary thrust Gemma and her classmates back into the horrors that followed her from India. (Ages 12+) It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, an In this debut gothic novel mysterious visions, dark family secrets and a long-lost diary thrust Gemma and her classmates back into the horrors that followed her from India. (Ages 12+) It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to?

Libba Bray

About A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) Description

What is it about writing an author bio that gives me that deer-in-headlights feeling? It's not exactly like I'm going to say "I was born in Alabama…" and somebody's going to jump up and snarl, "Oh yeah? Prove it!" At least I hope not. I think what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the facts of a life, while all the juicy, relevant, human oddity stuff gets left on the cutting room floor.

Data Book A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1)

Original Title A Great and Terrible Beauty ISBN 0689875347 (ISBN13: 9780689875342 ) Edition Language English Series Gemma Doyle #1 Characters Gemma Doyle, Kartik, Ann Bradshaw, Felicity Worthington, Pippa Cross setting United Kingdom India, 1895 London, England (United Kingdom) Literary Awards Iowa High School Book Award (2007), Lincoln Award Nominee (2007) (65)