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Feb 09 2011

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

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Bloomsbury, 2010. ISBN 978-1408801529.
Highly recommended. Andi lives in present day New York and is dealing with the aftermath of her brother's death that happened two years ago. Her only escape from the unbearable pain she feels every day is music. When her dad comes and takes her to Paris she stumbles upon Alexandrine's diary in a false bottom of a 200 year old guitar case. Alex lives in 18th century Paris and is desperately trying to save the life of the young prince Louis-Charles from the ravages of the French revolution. Although the two girls are separated by over 200 years they are connected by a bond formed by their emotions; the sadness that Alex feels for Louis-Charles and Andi's feelings about the loss of her brother.
This book is the one of the saddest books I've ever read.  There were parts that made me want to cry but it can be really happy at other times. I would highly recommend this book to teenagers and young adults as it is such a good book.
Tahlia Kennewell (student)

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