Friday, October 21, 2011

Book Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

“I'm wishing he could see that music lives. Forever. That it's stronger than death. Stronger than time. And that its strength holds you together when nothing else can.”

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Hardcover, 472 pages                                          
Published October 12th 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Blurb: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.

  My Review:

WOW.....Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly was such an engrossing and heart-felt book.

 Reading the sypnosis you have an idea of how powerful and capturing this book will cause you to cry and after finishing it you realize how hard life is.(Which happened to me!^^) Andi was so relatable and you can feel her intense pain because of her brother's death. She just wanted to play music and stay inside her painful and sad world.

Sometimes she was annoying with all her talk, but it eventually eased out.  I felt both Andi and Alexandria's emotions, which is hard for books to get me inside and connect with them was if your them. :) I like how Miss Donnelly did a great job with Alexandria's journal, making it feel like a 200 year old diary!!!

The story starts out with Andi Aplers, a girl who's on edge. Everything in her life is ruined~her father left, the death of her brother,Truman; and angry,rageful at her mom for not understanding and coping. Music is only her rescue an comfort.  Her life drastcially changes when her father askes Andi to accompany her for winter at Paris,Andi agrees even through her raging and spiritful reaction.

After being accustommed to Paris, we are introduced to Alexandira, the street actor who's lives was overshadowed by the prince of France. These 2 different girl's world collide together, as Andi feels the comfort and obsession in Alex's diary. During a night in the Paris Catacombs, both of the world of the past translate to the present.

A absolutelty stunning historical fiction debut from author, Jennifer Donnelly!!!



         

So Freakin Awesome!! Loved every thing about it. Will Re-read forever!!
 




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