A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

A Great and Terrible Beauty

Gemma Doyle #1

Libba Bray

fiction fantasy historical young adult adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

403 pages | first published 2003

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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 ...
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Moods

mysterious 83%
adventurous 72%
dark 67%
emotional 36%
tense 15%
funny 7%
sad 7%
hopeful 4%
lighthearted 4%
challenging 2%
reflective 2%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 65%
fast 18%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 23% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 21%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 29%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 61% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 18%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | No: 20% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 1%

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3.7

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