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Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light. Revolution artfully weaves two girls' stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love; it 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.

Praise for Revolution :

An ABA Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
#1 Indiebound pick for fall 2010
A School Library Journal Best Book
A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book Best Book of the Year

[ STAR ] "A sumptuous feast of a novel, rich in mood, character, and emotion."-- School Library Journal , Starred

[ STAR ] "Every detail is meticulously inscribed into a multi-layered narrative that is as wise, honest, and moving as it is cunningly worked. Readersnbsp; . . . will find this brilliantly crafted work utterly absorbing."-- The Bulletin , Starred

[ STAR ] "Brilliantly realized, complete, and complex. The novel is rich with detail, and both the Brooklyn and Paris settings provide important grounding for the haunting and beautifully told story."-- Kirkus Reviews , Starred
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2010.
Edition: Library edition.
ISBN: 9780307746306
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital.
Additional Contributors: Rankin, Emily


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Jun 03, 2015

Annoying teen with daddy issues, who's just "into the music" and can't move beyond self-absorption and guilt finds the diary of a brave selfless Parisian woman from 1832. Recommendation: Fast forward through the teen's chapters and enjoy the Parisian woman's life until the book "jumps the shark" around chapter 69 and the teen time travels back to 1832 and becomes the woman.

Rather_be_reading Jul 30, 2012

A guilt-ridden, suicidal teen finds strange parallels to her life in the diary of a girl who lived during the French Revolution. Perhaps a tad too long--there's a lot of history and a lot of music-- this would be a great complement to a history class or for someone who enjoys a bit of the paranormal with their historical fiction.

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