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Prize-winning Jennifer Donnelly’s spell-binding tale spans two contrasting worlds separated by two hundred years but linked by a teenager’s thrilling quest to save a young prince. To get over the tragic death of her brother, Andi is taken off to Paris by her father. Soon she is swept back in time into the chaos and terror of the French Revolution where she becomes the mysterious and courageous Alexandrine. How present day Andi comes to terms with her own problems through her understanding of another’s is a heart rending story shot through with romance. Jennifer is the author of the hugely successful and prize winning A Gathering Light.
Andi lives in New York and is dealing with the emotional turmoil of her younger brother's accidental death. Alex lives in Paris and is a companion to the dauphin, the young son of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI, during the violent days of the French Revolution. When Andi is sent to Paris to get her out of the trouble she's so easily enveloped by in New York, their two stories collide, and Andi finds a way to reconcile herself not only to her past but also to her future. This is a heart-wrenchingly beautiful, evocative portrait of lives torn apart by grief and mended by love.
'One of my favourite books of the year. Love, loss, hope, redemption and forgiveness: Revolution is about all of these things and more ... If you don't know any teens to buy this for at Christmas, it's definitely worth treating yourself' - Daily Express
'A gripping if gritty read for teenagers ... powerful, beautifully written and all absorbing' - Spectator
'Donnelly's ambition and scope reap rich rewards in this beautifully written story of two young women divided by 200 years ... Donnelly is a remarkable talent and this is a remarkable book' -
'Rich and ambitious ... A great example of young adult fiction: beautifully written and thoroughly researched ... there is an emotional vividness and a delight in story that will speak strongly to teenagers' - Guardian
Publication date: 03/10/2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||3rd October 2011|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Jennifer Donnelly is a novelist and childrenâ€™s book writer. She lives in Tivoli, NY with her husband, daughter and two fat rats, who were bought as dog substitutes when the familyâ€™s last greyhound went over the rainbow bridge, but have since become beloved pets in their own rightâ€¦but still, it all feels a bit Addams family. As a child, Jennifer loved to write and often inflicted really dreadful poems and stories on her family and friends. She loved to read, too, and the high point of her grade-school week was a Saturday trip to the library......More About Jennifer Donnelly