Two girls, two centuries and an ocean apart, are thrust together in this gripping novel by the award-winning author of A Northern Light. Brooklyn high school student Andi Alpers feels at the end of several tethers when her father rescues her for a winter break excursion to France. When the... show more
Two girls, two centuries and an ocean apart, are thrust together in this gripping novel by the award-winning author of A Northern Light. Brooklyn high school student Andi Alpers feels at the end of several tethers when her father rescues her for a winter break excursion to France. When the ever-curious Andi discovers the ragged journal of an ill-fated Parisian actress, she falls under its thrall. When that emotional connection jolts into the presence, Alpers matures in sudden, unexpected ways.
Publish date: October 12th 2010
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
I will say, first and foremost, this book is not for everyone. I had a very fierce argument with a friend about it a few years back, because she was simply unable to get through the first few chapters. She thought the main character to be annoying, obtuse, inappropriate and ungrateful, and furthermo...
I really enjoyed this book. I was a bit leery at first because I tend to avoid YA - I just can't deal with all the misplaced and overblown angst - but I'm really glad I stuck with this one. It's definitely super angsty, and sometimes you just wanted to grab Andi and shake her - not to mention her fr...
Actual rating is 2.5This had been a tough read for me - almost to the point of giving up. I checked the reviews and some people said the same thing. I'm proud to have endured and finished though. I had been thinking what is it that put people off so they end up putting the book down. Personally, the...
Gorgeous writing, magnetically compelling relationship, lovely story of self-discovery. The historical and musical elements make this incredibly rich storytelling.
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** I picked this up because I was quite fond of A NORTHERN LIGHT. I also knew that REVOLUTION had two time periods, which is a storytelling method I enjoy. I really liked the way historical artifacts were important to unraveling the mystery, ...
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