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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. 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
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subject_facet Adolescent psychology -- Juvenile fiction, Diaries -- Fiction, Diaries -- Juvenile fiction, Emotional problems -- Fiction, Emotional problems of teenagers -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, France -- Fiction, France -- History -- 1789-1799, Revolution -- Fiction, France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Fiction, France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799. -- Fiction, France -- Juvenile fiction, Grief -- Fiction, Grief -- Juvenile fiction, Grief in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction, Grief. -- Fiction, Louis -- XVII, -- of France, -- 1785-1795 -- Fiction, Louis -- XVII, -- of France, -- 1785-1795 -- Juvenile fiction, Musicians -- Fiction, Musicians -- Juvenile fiction, Musicians. -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- Juvenile fiction, Problem families -- Juvenile fiction, Psychology -- Fiction
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title_full Revolution, Revolution / Jennifer Donnelly
title_short Revolution
topic_facet Adolescent psychology, Diaries, Emotional problems, Emotional problems of teenagers, Family life, Family problems, France, Grief, Grief in adolescence, Historical Fiction, History, Louis, Musicians, Problem families, Psychology, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature