Toniolo Neto Neto de Şanlıavşar/Şanlıurfa, Turkey
The rating should be 2.5 Okay, I am really conflicted about this book. Parts of it I liked, while other parts I hated. Revolution is about a girl named Andi, whose brother recently died and whose mother has become unbalanced since the death. Her father, who has been gone for months, arrives to find Andi and her mother in a miserable state and takes action, putting the grieving mother in a mental hospital and taking Andi with him to Paris, hoping the change of scenery will help her. While there, Andi finds the diary of a girl named Alex, who lived during the French Revolution, and is drawn into the story of the revolution and of the ill-fated Louis-Charles, Louis XVI's youngest son. So, the first half of the book, I was really irritated. Andi was a total bitch and I couldn't stand the way she kept treating everyone. I mean, I know she lost her little brother, but her actions were way over the top. Once I got through the first 100 pages, though, I started to get more interested. When Andi finds Alex's diary and her story starts being told, I was finally drawn into the book. But whenever the story would stray back to Andi, I would get bored again and flip forward to whenever the Alex's story picked up again. This was especially frustrating because I shouldn't have been so uninterested in the main character that I couldn't wait for the story to shift away from her. I doesn't speak well for the book that I was. Overall, I can only say the book was okay. I liked it, but it could have been done better because the idea had much more potential.
I didn't like this book at all on the first read, but after some class discussions and discussions with friends I realized just how much is going on that you can easily miss if you just read through. Plus some of the transformations are hillariously appropriate!