Revolution

By Jennifer Donnelly
(Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385737630, 471pp.)

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“Andi Alpers is a girl lost in a dark labyrinth of depression since the tragic death of her younger brother. A visit to Paris with her estranged father leads Andi to the discovery of a long-lost Revolutionary-era journal and an obsession with the author's quest to save the life of a young prince. The mix of historical and modern drama creates a gripping tale of two girls, centuries apart, searching for redemption.”
-- Sandy Scott, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT


Description
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
Amazon.com 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. Readers . . . 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"



About the Author
JENNIFER DONNELLY is the author of a novel for adult readers, The Tea Rose, and a picture book, Humble Pie. For A Northern Light, her first teen novel, she drew on stories she heard from her grandmother while growing up in upstate New York. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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