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The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
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Jun 24, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, romance
Recommended for: fans of Les Miz, fans of Libba Bray's books
Read in June, 2008

A riveting story set during the French Revolution. Yann, an orphan gypsy boy who performs in a magician's act, meets Sido, the lonely daughter of a wealthy but clueless marquis (noble), and both their lives will never be the same. They get caught up in murders, in the frenzy of rioting against the king and his rich subjects, and there's some magic thrown in too--the gypsies can move objects with their mind! I really liked this, partly because I like books set in this time period--if you've seen or read "Les Miserables" you know exactly what I mean!-- and partly because it was just a really exciting suspenseful book with a little bit of romance thrown in. And because I listened to it on audio, I got a lovely dose of French, too--I would have never known how to pronounce all of those French words.

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