Tuesday, March 22, 2011
93 -- Revolution
Revolution -- Jennifer Donnelly
Andi Alpers is your everyday teenager. Well, not really. Her brother Truman died two years ago. In dealing with his death, Andi turns to self-medicating her antidepressants. Her mother, a painter, spends her time painting pictures of Truman, trying to get the perfect blue of his eyes. Andi's father, the Noble Prize winner, is never home. Once he hears of Andi's lack of effort in school, he travels to New York. Andi's mom is placed in an institution and Andi is forced to return to Paris, France with him.
Once in Paris, Andi's father is working on finding DNA evidence that a found heart belongs to the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Andi has time to work on her senior thesis about a French composer. She also discovers a diary belonging to Alexandrine, the friend to the prince.