Here's what the back cover has to say:
BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.
PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.
Lila's Take: Viva la REVOLUTION, baby. There's so much to love about this book. Donnelly's voice and knack for dialogue had us hooked from the get go. Add in some fascinating history about the French Revolution and we were in love. REVOLUTION is a riveting contemporary/historical mash up and we devoured every page. Even better there's this one controversial plot twist (if you've read it, you totally know what I'm talking about) that makes this a great book for discussion. So go read it now so we can dish. Dying to know what you guys think about it...
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