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Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
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Mar 26, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobook, young-adult, odyssey-honor, historical-fiction, french-revolution
Read from March 26 to April 05, 2011

Here's what I had to say about the print version, which I read in November:

"Oh, wow. Jam-packed with musical references, old and new, details of Paris now and Paris during the French Revolution, visits to the catacombs, artifacts ,writing and hearts (literally), with a main character who's so broken it hurts, yet whose story you can't put down. Gripping. Totally gripping, and the kind of big YA novel I love to find, and completely different in scope from Donnelly's other novels."

Rereading it on audio was no less gripping than the first time around. Even though I knew where the story was going, I still felt suspense and anxiety for the characters. It's a big book and I sped through it the first time, so it was nice to revisit it and pick up more details and, of course, foreshadowing. The two readers (one for Andi, one for Alex) were great and that made it easy to keep track (especially if you tend to listen in little snippits in the car, like I often do, although with this one I kept taking it inside to listen to while I cooked - a sure sign I'm hooked).

Source: my library system

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