Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: Hardcover, 472 pages
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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.
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.
The story is about Andi a girl who happen to fall inlove with the music because of the tragic accident that happened to her family. She takes music a way out. A way to forget it all and to remove the pain she felt.
Andi’s family was in the process of breaking down. And two years ago, it did. When her little brother Truman died, making her mom shocked after losing her son and her dad – just being himself as always. And lastly, her. Copping the pain and blaming herself she then slowly lost the will to live.
Andi is a gifted musician and a wise girl. Who, like I said found the music after her brother’s death. And because of all the things that happened around her. She did everything to learn the cure of her painful reality and that is learning the music. By doing so, she didn't realize or should I say that she doesn't care that she is about to be expelled in her school.
And because of that Andi's dad decided to bring her to paris expecting her to move on and finish her thesis. Instead she found a diary of Alexandrine Paradis who lived when the time of french revolution. The diary is about Alex's experience during the french revolution and it also talks about some secrets that was never revealed and somehow answers to all Andi's questions.
I was caught in Alex's experience just like Andi was. And that is why i find it hard to let go of the book that easily, despite some boring scenes. I wanted to know what happened next. It was kind of fun reading it as well. I mean I get to know the city in some ways.
Revolution is a great book. It gives you full detail of Andi's life and not to mention it brings you the city of Lights, Yes. That's france. It tells about the French revolution. About their missing King and what happened before and after the revolution.