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Revolution - Jennifer Donnelly
Revolution
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From the privileged streets of modern Brooklyn to the heart of the French Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly... show more
From the privileged streets of modern Brooklyn to the heart of the French Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break. PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape. Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385737630 (0385737637)
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
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Bibliobibuli YA
Bibliobibuli YA rated it
5.0 I wish the Fireworks Concerto was real, or my review of Revolution
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...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
4.0 Revolution
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...
Wanderlust
Wanderlust rated it
2.0 Revolution
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...
Kate Brauning
Kate Brauning rated it
4.0 Revolution
Gorgeous writing, magnetically compelling relationship, lovely story of self-discovery. The historical and musical elements make this incredibly rich storytelling.
Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it
0.0 Revolution
***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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