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Wednesday, December 8, 2010


High School Fiction/ Historical Fiction

E/A Donnelly, Jennifer. Revolution. Delacorte Press, 2010. 496p. 978-0-385-73763-0. 18.99.

Ever since her little brother was killed two years ago, high school senior Andi Alpers’ life has sucked. She blames herself for what happened and is failing out of school, her dad has moved out and her mom has lost it completely. Everything changes when Andi’s dad forces her to come with him on a work trip to Paris. Andi becomes obsessed with the diary of a 17yo French girl from 1795, recounting her experience during the French Revolution. Even separated by two centuries, there are striking parallels between the two girls. The past and present are beautifully woven together in this fascinating story of history and redemption. You don’t have to be a fan of historical fiction to love this book. Loren Spector, LAPL, Felipe de Neve

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