Happy Halloween! Spooky Month concludes with a classic involving strange powers, mysterious girls, Victorian social mores and ancient goddess cults. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray gives readers a chilly horror fantasy set in a boarding school, answering the question, what if you gave teenage girls phenomenal cosmic power?
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This book is written from the point of view of a white English girl from 1895, and subsequently she is a pretty terrible person when it comes to India, the lower class, and especially Romani/Traveller folks. The story also touches on emotional and physical abuse, bullying, self-injury, drug use, alcohol use, ableism and suicide.