PW called this debut novel set in Victorian times "riveting." When the 16-year-old narrator's mother dies, the teen envisions h"/>
 

A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY

Libba Bray, Author
Libba Bray, Author . Delacorte $8.95 (403p) ISBN 978-0-385-73231-4
Reviewed on: 03/21/2005
Release date: 03/01/2005

In a starred review, PW called this debut novel set in Victorian times "riveting." When the 16-year-old narrator's mother dies, the teen envisions how it happened, then finds herself en route to a British boarding school. "The pace is swift, the finale gripping." Ages 12-up. (Mar.)

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