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Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt ) or read online for free. Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love. Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, author of Stepsister, These Shallow Graves, and the award-winning. REVOLUTION READERS GUIDE. Jennifer. Donnelly. Author of. A Northern Light Comedy that Donnelly uses at the beginning of the novel. Interpret the.
He tripped me. I like humiliating Cooper. I break into a mad run. Andi, the Brooklyn girl, travels to Paris, becomes obsessed with a diary that belongs to Alex, the French girl, and their stories converge. Then I turn right on my street, Cranberry. This book drove me to find all the information I could to teach myself. And then, Wasnt that a mighty time, wasnt that a mighty time.
Nonetheless, the story stayed with me. Time moved on. I finished the other books. And I had a child. Which changed my life in many wonderful ways. And in one not so wonderful way — after I had my daughter, I somehow lost my protective shell. The one we all have. The one that enables us to hear a horrible story on the news and still go on with our lives. When my daughter came along, suddenly every news story about an abused child destroyed me.
The dreadful pictures of maimed soldiers and civilians coming out of Iraq made me weep. Reports of atrocities in Darfur undid me. As a new mother, I knew what a child was in a way that I had not before. I knew how fragile and innocent children are. And that someone could hurt them, that they could starve in a famine, or be injured by a bomb….
How do we manage to live in it? How do we raise children in it? So I set about trying to do that the only way I know how, by writing a story. His story took on a new and symbolic meaning for me.
What happened to Louis Charles was unspeakable, and yet, I felt that if I could face it and grapple with it, it might help me find my answer. So I started in. I really struggled with it.
With the form. With the research.
Getting my hands around the causes and factions and power plays of the Revolution was a huge challenge. Just a few weeks ago, in fact. It took me on a journey, this book, and how. It took a bite out of me. Cost me a lot of sleep. Etched lines on my face and on my own heart.
But it gave me the answer I needed. And I hope that maybe it will do that for my readers… and for you. Read an excerpt from the book. Listen to an audio excerpt of the award-winning audiobook ready by Emily Janice Card and Emma Bering.
Hi, Jennifer! I had to read your book Revolution for both my book club and English class, and it was perfect! Andi is a relatable character for me. What was your inspiration behind her character? Hi Kayla! You can read all about the inspiration to Revolution on the book page here.
As for Andi in particular … hmm. While I was writing the book, I hung out in cafes in Brooklyn Heights and watched and listened to teenagers from two elite private schools there: They were very self-possessed, very smart and sophisticated, but underneath it all, they were still kids —— kids struggling with huge expectations that had been placed upon them.
So part of her certainly came from that. She — and Alex — are very special to me, and Rev was a very special book. Writing it took a piece of my heart and changed me forever.
I did a long interview for TeenReads when the book came out that you might be interested in. It is here. Hello, I have been researching a lot of the books you have written as I really enjoyed reading Revolution.
Originally I just grabbed it off of the shelf to do finish my school project, and I am truly so happy I did that. It is so beautifully written. But I do not. I do not. You can be different from the world which is brutal and stupid.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified Purchase. Good book. My daughter had to read this as part of her summer reading list. I decided to read it along with her. It is a well told story and the author really paints a good picture using great descriptions and character development.
Its a story about a family that is being barely functioning due to the trauma and grief from the tragic loss of a family member. We enter the mind of a high school student that is trying to navigate the already stressful teenage years and peer pressures further complicated by unresolved grief. She is forced to take a trip with her father to Paris that ends up being one of the most impactful trips of her life. I like how this story gives a lot of historical perspective of France during their Revolution and provokes thoughts and paints pictures of the conditions then.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The way her characters are so well developed, you feel like you are living inside their minds; it's incredible! This is a heart wrenching story of tragedy, depression, and pain, and follows the life of a genius teenager who lost her brother and blames herself. The way the author intertwines the modern and historical worlds is beautiful, and the level of detail she goes into when describing historical events and people's feelings makes it feel alive.
While this does not quite have the same level of detail as the Tea Rose, nor do I love it as much partly due to the slightly strange and unnecessary part towards the end trying not to spoil this here , it is still a very well written book that makes you feel like you know the characters personally.
Please read this, you will not regret it! As the story progresses and Alexandrine is introduced this book goes from 0 to This book has sparked my interest in the French Revolution. Donnelly is so clever to come up with such a heartbreaking story. All of her books are so amazing. I would recommend this book and all other historic fiction Donnelly books to anyone. I'm not sure I can sum up the plot of this novel in a few sentences, but here's my attempt: Andi Alpers, a jaded, sarcastic, and mildly suicidal teen living in New York City is forced to travel to Paris with her estranged father and finds a long-lost journal belonging to a teenage caretaker of the young prince Louis XVII of France, son of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI, who will die while imprisoned and suffering from extreme neglect.
Once the journal is discovered, the book shifts between Andi in modern day Paris and Alexandrine who is smack dab in the heart of the French Revolution.
With a main character who you instantly love and want to root for, an interesting and unique premise, and a supporting cast that adds layers and depth, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly is well worth your time. Andi is a wealthy, privileged girl in all the material ways, but not in the most basic emotional ways. Her younger brother Truman has recently died, her artist mother is coping as best she can which is to say not at all , and her father is a Nobel Prize winning geneticist who spends more time with DNA than his family.
Her love of music and her daily guitar lessons are the only thing getting her through her days and even that isn't enough at times. Once her mother has an honest-to-goodness breakdown and is institutionalized, Andi is forced to accompany her father to Paris. It is here, against the backdrop of the French Revolution which is tied to her father's work , that she finds the journal that drastically changes the story.
Side note: I didn't love the journal entries, but they are integral to the plot and worth slugging through so you get the rest of the story. Andi is the absolute BEST part of the entire novel, but the cast of supporting characters is probably the second best thing about Revolution.
Andi's best friend Vijay is hilarious, supportive, and a fantastic foil for her. Her sort-of friend Kyle is written incredibly well and when we find out why their relationship is so tenuous it is completely believeable.
The supporting cast in Paris is where Donnelly shines though - we meet a rapping taxi driver, her father's eccentric friends, and even the gatekeeper jerk at the library is interesting and adds to the plot. It sort of makes me wish Donnelly would write with a male main character because she does such a good job with them. I instantly loved her and the wit, sarcasm, and self-loathing she is written with is relatable and intriguing.
Revolution is not a book I'd normally pick up. The premise is odd and complicated, it's historical fiction which I don't normally gravitate toward, and it can't be summed up in a sentence - or five.
My attempt in the intro to this review doesn't even come close to doing this book justice. But when the kids at Book Club picked this for our first read of the school year, I was hopefully optimistic - and then I saw the cover.
I hate being one of those people, but I love book covers and this one simply doesn't do the book justice, so please don't judge the book by the cover I've posted. The cover of the hardback is better, and the cover of the UK edition is beautifully simple. This whole girl on fire thing isn't relevant or suitable in my opinion.
So don't let that sway your decision to read - or not to read - this wonderful book!
Final Word: An interesting premise with a good mix of historical and modern plotlines and though the journal entries aren't my favorite, they are totally worth it to get to know the fantastically written Andi Alpers. The plot hangs on too many coincidences. So the book is not at all perfect. The plot hangs on too many coincidences, only explained by deus ex machina and move along with too many well-hashed, threadbare tropes.
But the narrative and the voices of the book are absolutely wonderful and, for all that I find fault with the plot, it moves along quickly and has the deeply researched air that one expects from a more sophisticated adult novel of the Eco model. I listened to it on Audible and found myself inventing reasons to go for long walks and taking the long way 'round to and from work just to extend the time I listened to this work each day.
A lovely book, definitely one to buy, even if imperfect. One person found this helpful. See all reviews.
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