Friday, May 13, 2011

Gemma, A Very Anti-Victorian Girl

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Review: Gemma Doyle’s life changes when her mother dies in India. She discovers a power she never knew she had. She must learn how to harness it as she begins a new life at Spence Academy in London. I devoured this book. I loved the mix of magic, suspense, and British private school life.

Of the three very different main characters, you’ll find someone to relate to. We’ve all felt lonely like Gemma or plain and unremarkable like Ann or wished we were more like the gorgeous, charming Pippa.

Read this Victorian-era novel about a spirited, un-Victorian-era girl.

Songs to Read by: "Porcelain" by Moby: 

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