Author(s): Jennifer Donnelly
Andi lives in New York and is dealing with the emotional turmoil of her younger brother's accidental death. Alex lives in Paris and is a companion to the dauphin, the young son of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI, during the violent days of the French Revolution. When Andi is sent to Paris to get her out of the trouble she's so easily enveloped by in New York, their two stories collide, and Andi finds a way to reconcile herself not only to her past but also to her future. This is a heart-wrenchingly beautiful, evocative portrait of lives torn apart by grief and mended by love.
Jennifer's first book, A Gathering Light, was the winner of the 2004 Carnegie Medal and was described by the Carnegie Medal judges as 'totally emotionally captivating' and 'outstanding in every way' A Gathering Light was a Richard and Judy Summer Read 2004
'One of my favourite books of the year. Love, loss, hope, redemption and forgiveness: Revolution is about all of these things and more ... If you don't know any teens to buy this for at Christmas, it's definitely worth treating yourself' Daily Express 'A gripping if gritty read for teenagers ... powerful, beautifully written and all absorbing' Spectator 'Donnelly's ambition and scope reap rich rewards in this beautifully written story of two young women divided by 200 years ... Donnelly is a remarkable talent and this is a remarkable book' Daily Mail 'Rich and ambitious ... A great example of young adult fiction: beautifully written and thoroughly researched ... there is an emotional vividness and a delight in story that will speak strongly to teenagers' Guardian
Jennifer Donnelly lives near New York. This is her second book for young adults. Her first book, A Gathering Light, won the Carnegie Medal and was one of the first Richard and Judy TV Book Club selected books.