A Great and Terrible Beauty

Book review by Stephanie Dunnewind, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Engaging start to bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 18+

I don't understand

I found this book in my library and wanted to see if I could get some quick info on this book, which happened to be in this database. I have not read the book but already know that I'm going to weed it from my library based on others' reviews. I don't understand how in the sex section, two strong words are mentioned, however, what other reviewers read and mentioned is not included. This book sounds disturbing and horrible.
age 16+

Very interesting

This was a really good book. Set in the Victorian era, which is my favorite era. This book talks about violent deaths, magic, same sex encounters are talked about, other sexual activities, and underage drunkenness. But for the mature reader who likes fiction, this is a good read.

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