14. June 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Leslie, Teen Books

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, 472 pages, read by Leslie, on 02/25/2012


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.


When Andi can no longer seem to handle the death of her brother and is on the verge of being expelled from school, her father takes her to Paris with him.  While there, she is drawn into the past through the diary of a girl from the past. I love the way the author intertwined the lives of the 2 girls and how the parallels of the pain in their lives makes Alexandrine so real to Andi, it makes you wonder if she isn’t really going back in time!  This is another example of how I love to see an author take an idea and put such a twist on it that you have to keep reading to see how all the threads are drawn together.  A great teen read for any fan of historical fiction.

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