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Revolution (edition 2010)

by Jennifer Donnelly

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Title:Revolution
Authors:Jennifer Donnelly
Info:Delacorte Books for Young Readers (2010), Kindle Edition, 498 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:historical fiction, French revolution, teenage depression

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Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

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    The Red Necklace: a story of the French Revolution by Sally Gardner (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Revolution, although mostly contemporary, focuses in part on a teenage girl during the French Revolution, while Red, about a teen boy and the girl he tries to save, is set then. Both are compelling, complex stories of love and pain.
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RGG: An amazing 3/4 of a novel--an intriguing first person narrator, whose tragedy and love of music intermingled with her doppelganger's history of the French Revolution is totally engrossing. The final quarter of the novel seems to suffer with the author's need to use magical realism to tie up the plot, convey a message, and have a happy ending. Suicidal behavior, high school drinking, drugs. Complex history, musical references. Reading Interest: 13-YA.
  rgruberhighschool | May 1, 2016 |
RGG: An amazing 3/4 of a novel--an intriguing first person narrator, whose tragedy and love of music intermingled with her doppelganger's history of the French Revolution is totally engrossing. The final quarter of the novel seems to suffer with the author's need to use magical realism to tie up the plot, convey a message, and have a happy ending. Suicidal behavior, high school drinking, drugs. Complex history, musical references. Reading Interest: 13-YA.
  rgruberexcel | May 1, 2016 |
RGG: An amazing 3/4 of a novel--an intriguing first person narrator, whose tragedy and love of music intermingled with her doppelganger's history of the French Revolution is totally engrossing. The final quarter of the novel seems to suffer with the author's need to use magical realism to tie up the plot, convey a message, and have a happy ending. Suicidal behavior, high school drinking, drugs. Complex history, musical references. Reading Interest: 13-YA.
  rgruberexcel | May 1, 2016 |
This was one of my favorite YA books this year! Made me want to dig into the history of the French Revolution. Can't wait to read more of Jennifer Donnelly's work! ( )
  DeniseStr | Mar 7, 2016 |
This novel beautifully weaves together the stories of two girls. One a modern-day over-privileged New Yorker who's just suffered a terrible tragedy, the other an 18th century street performer trying to support her family as the revolution begins in France. It was difficult to put down. ( )
  EmilyRokicki | Feb 26, 2016 |
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This is a great example of young adult fiction: beautifully written and thoroughly researched yet not, to borrow Patrick Ness's phrase, "an adjective novel". There is an emotional vividness and a delight in story that will speak strongly to teenagers. I hope Donnelly returns to the genre a little sooner next time.
 
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, 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.

Jennifer Donnellyartfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love.
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Epigraph
I found myself within a forest dark,

For the straightforward pathway had been lost.

Ah me! How hard a thing it is to say,

What was this forest savage, rough, and stern,

Which in the very thought renews the fear.

So bitter is it, death is little more...

- Dante

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For Daisy,

who kicked out the walls of my heart
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Those who can, do.

Those who can't, deejay.
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"History is a Rorschach test, people," she said. "What you see when you look at it is tells you as much about yourself as it does about the past."
Lights blink all around me for the gods of the holidays. Green and red for Santa. Blue for Judah Maccabee. White for Martha Stewart.
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An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France.
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2010: Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly's remarkable new novel, weaves together the lives of Andi Alpers, a depressed modern-day teenager, and Alexandrine Paradis, a brave young woman caught up in the French Revolution. While in Paris with her estranged father, a Nobel geneticist hired to match the DNA of a heart said to belong to the last dauphin of France, Andi discovers a diary hidden within a guitar case--and so begins the story of Alexandrine, who herself had close ties to the dauphin. Redemption and the will to change are powerful themes of the novel, and music is ever present--Andi and Alex have a passion for the guitar, and the playlist running through Revolution is a who's who of classic and contemporary influences. Danger, intrigue, music, and impeccably researched history fill the pages of Revolution, as both young women learn that, "it is love, not death, that undoes us."--Seira Wilson

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An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France.… (more)

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