Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, New York Times bestselling author of Stepsister, Poisoned, These Shallow Graves, and the award-winning novel A Northern Light.
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 her father has determined that accompanying him to Paris for winter break is the solution for everything.
But Paris is a city of ghosts for Andi. And when she finds a centuries-old diary, the ghosts begin to walk off the page. Alexandrine, the owner of the journal, lived during the French Revolution. She’s angry too. It’s the same fire that consumes Andi, and Andi finds comfort in it—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs, words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes terrifyingly present.
Revolution 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.
Praise for Revolution:
An ABA Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
A #1 Indiebound Selection
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book
An Amazon.com Best Book of the Year
★ “A sumptuous feast of a novel, rich in mood, character, and emotion.”—SLJ, Starred Review
★ “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 Review
★ “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 Review
Jennifer Donnelly is the author of three adult novels, The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose, as well as the young adult novels These Shallow Graves, Revolution, Stepsister, Poisoned and A Northern Light, winner of Britain's prestigious Carnegie Medal, the L.A. Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award. She lives and writes full-time in upstate New York. You can visit her at jenniferdonnelly.com or find @JenWritesBooks on Twitter.
Publication Date: 07/26/2011 - 12:00am
On Sale: 07/26/2011 - 12:00am