Monday, April 04, 2011
Book review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
For many people, the French Revolution was a time of blood and re-birth. Jennifer Donnelly's new book is just that. Andi, a hardcore musician deals with a devastating loss by shutting out the world. When her Nobel prize-winning scientist father whisks her away to Paris, she is more determined to escape back to her solitary life. Amidst all this mayhem, Andi discovers the diary of Alexandrine, an aspiring actress who lived two centuries ago. Her story of her own role during the Revolution compels Andi to search for the fate of Alex and the tragic connection both of them have. Told from both Andi and Alex, "Revolution" will sure to leave readers spellbound, captivated, and in awe. I cannot tell you enough about this extraordinary, tragic, and beautifully written manifesto of the spirit and the revolutions within ourselves. (A shout out to my friend Mevurah for lending me her ARC of the book!).