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Book review: A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy)

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

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Author:Libba Bray
Reading Level (Conceptual):Children 12 and up
Reading Level (Vocabulary):Children 12 and up
Year of publication:2003

This a spooky book about a girl with powers she doesn't understand. As she tries to survive in a "we shall civilize your daughters" kind of school, she makes friends with her enemies and brings them in on her secret.

I was always on the edge of my seat with this book, because even if no magic was happening, or she wasn't being chased by a monster, the social conflicts of teenage girls can seem terrifying sometimes.

A good read that kept me wondering what happens next. I don't know if there is a sequel, but if there is I will read it.

-- Fizzy, age 14

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