A Great and Terrible Beauty


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A Great and Terrible Beauty

  1. 1. A Great and Terrible Beauty By Libba Bray Emma Corkish
  2. 2. <ul><li>This is an awesome book. It is a historical mystery. This book pulled me in and I wanted to read the sequel after I finished this book. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>This story opens in Bombay, India in 1895. </li></ul><ul><li>Two months later the heroine, Gemma Doyle moves to London, England to attend a finishing school for young ladies called Spence Academy. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Gemma Doyle is the main character. <ul><li>She is tall with long hair. She is 16, she is not like other girls. She sees visions of the future. Her grandmother sent her to Spence Academy in London after a tragedy in Gemma’s family. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ann Bradshaw <ul><li>Ann is Gemma’ s room mate and her best friend. She got a scholarship to Spence Academy. Her mother’s family sent her there to train as a governess after her parents died. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Felicity Worthington <ul><li>Felicity has long brown hair and she is very lovely. At the beginning she is unfriendly and rude to Gemma. By the middle of the book they become deep friends. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Kartik <ul><li>The mysterious young man who followed Gemma from India to warn her to stop the visions. He is a member of the Rakshana which is a brotherhood that is supposed to protect the magic, not steal it. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Plot <ul><li>The story starts with Gemma running away from her mother in the Indian marketplace, when she sees a vision of her mother die a terrible death. She is sad and angry when the vision comes true. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma went to Spence and she meets girls her own age and finds out about her mother being involved with a group called the Order. Supernatural powers, magic, and an ability to see the future seem to be attracted to Gemma. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma has to find out her destiny and how to use the magic. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recommendation <ul><li>People who like scary books will like this book. </li></ul><ul><li>I liked this book because it has magic and there is a monster, and an interesting story line. </li></ul><ul><li>I encourage you guys to read this book. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>When Gemma’s mother died it reminded me of when my great grandma and my great papa died. I felt sad. </li></ul><ul><li>When Gemma moved to London to attend Spence Academy it reminded me of when I came to Henry Braun and no one knew me. I felt scared that no one would want to be my friend and I felt lonely. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>I liked this book. It’s an awesome book for teens. It is also an awesome romance book. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The End