The Firstenberger Chronicles
Summer Must Reads
Review of "Orphan Train" by Olivia Mett
Review of "The Accident Season" by Cassidy Bartlett
Review of "Revolution" by Shelby Norris
The young adult historical fiction, Revolution, was written by Jennifer Donnelly and was the best piece of literature I have read in a while. The book starts with Andi, a high school senior. She spends her winter vacation with her Father in France. In France Andi learns of a girl who was involved in the French Revolution. Andi finds Alex’s diary locked away in an old case. Alex is a teenager whose family is poor. When she suddenly is working for the Queen, she becomes very close to the King's son. Alex's involvement with the Queen hugely impacts the Revolution. Andi is a modern girl who goes through some difficulties with her family. Her Father is never home, her mother has lost her mind, and her brother is gone. Andi lets her grades drop and if she doesn't finish a senior thesis, she may not graduate. Over Andi’s winter break, her father forces her to come to France with him to finish her thesis. Andi is a girl who struggles with a pain killer addiction and suicidal thoughts. While in France, she meets many people who influence her in good ways.