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"Rebel Angels" is one of the best books I have ever read. It is the sequel to "A Great and Terrible Beauty." This book is about a girl, Gemma Doyle, growing up during the Victorian Age. She attends Spence Academy with her two friends:Felicity (strong, and opiniated), and Ann (quiet, and not very confident). They had another friend, Pippa, who died in the first book. They are all haunted with guilt because of her death, Gemma especially.
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Gemma isn't like ordinary girls. She doesn't think about husbands, attending balls and teas, or anything like that. She is too busy thinking about her mysterious, and somewhat frightening, visions. Three girls in white appear, and she follows them. She tries to make sense of these visions, but they get more and more confusing.
She is also too busy thinking about the oh-so-cute boy, Simon Middleton. Yet Kartik, the mysterious boy from India, enters her thoughts also. She is also trying to help her father with his drinking problem. After the death of his wife, Gemma's mother, he hasn't been his usual self.
On top of all that, Gemma has an even bigger task. She has to bind the magic of the realms. This is important so the evil priestess, Circe, doesn't gain this power. If Circe has the power of the realms, the realms would be in deep trouble. She and her friends enter the realms trying to find a temple. This is where Gemma can bind the magic. They encounter many species who live in the realms, but are not quite sure whether they can trust these races or not. They trust a Gorgon, who takes them around the realms. They also trust Miss Moore, an art teacher who was kind to the three girls.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Forests Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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