Sunday, 8 January 2012
Book Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnely
Plot: Andi is broken. She is failing school and failing life. Since the death of her brother, all she cares about is music. Taken to Paris by her estranged father she makes a discovery that could transform everything. Hidden in the compartment of an old guitar case is a lost diary from Revolutionary France. Alexandrine is a street performer who is trying to save a young life from the devestation of war. She writes her deepest thoughts in her diary, hoping that one day someone will read them and understand.
These two girls, though centuries apart, are tied together by more than just a diary. As it's words transcend paper and time, Alexandrine's past becomes Andi's present and lives are changd forever.
I found the descriptions of the French Catacombs 'scary', and I can safely say I probably won't visit them if I ever go to France!
I like the ending (which is satisfying and realistic) and the fact that you find out more about Andi's deceased brother Trueman as the story goes on. Also, the fact that you learn more about the French Revolution without really trying! :)
Worth a read: I give it 4 stars!