Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: REVOLUTION by Jennifer Donnelly


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Pub. Date: October 12, 2010
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardcover, 496pp
Sales Rank: 69,655
Age Range: Young Adult
ISBN-13: 9780385737630
ISBN: 0385737637

Description (from the publisher):
BROOKLYN: 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 she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

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. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, 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.

About the author (from the publisher):
Jennifer Donnelly is the author of two adult novels, The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose, as well as the young adult novel 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 Award. She lives and writes full-time in upstate New York. You can visit her at http://www.jenniferdonnelly.com/.

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That book looks so good!

Zibilee said...

It kind of reminds me a little bit of The Aviary Gate. I will have to look into this one, thanks for sharing it!!

Amy said...

I love, love, love Jennifer Donnelly and have this on my wishlist as well. Good pick!