What is the theme of A Great and Terrible Beauty?

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M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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According to Libba Bray herself, the central theme of A Great and Terrible Beauty is the power of choices, repression versus liberty, and understanding the right and wrong of power itself.

The choices that Gemma makes as she experiments with her newfound powers help her understand about consequences, and the fine line between good and bad when power is involved.

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