Happy Thursday, and have a great rest of your day!
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Rating: I don't know maybe this review will help me figure it out. Rating will be at end of review.
Review: Andi Alpers once had the potential of becoming a great musician. She received high remarks in school and was at the top of her class. But that was two years ago, and now Andi is still dealing with the death if her brother. When Andi is shipped off to Paris for winter break, she finds a diary of an actor who lived during the Revolution. And as Andi reads the diary she herself goes on a journey, of discovering herself and of time.
This was such a great book!! I grew to enjoy it immensely as the book went on. And the ending was by far the best part of the book. But don't worry I won't spoil it for you!
One of my only complaints about the book is that the begginning of pure torture. Well maybe not pure but pretty close. I was bored and fed up with Andi. Her emotions were really raw and real. But just a touch overdone.
I'm also not a fan of drinking and drugs or suicide, which comes up a bit in the beginning of the novel.
Otherwise I absolutely loved Andi, on her good days, Virgil, *swoon* and most importantly the diary entries and the plot.
I was kept reading constantly for most of the book and I found myself caring for Andi, Alex, Virgil, and Louis-Charles. They made me want to keep reading and so did the plot!
This was a great, beautiful book that I now realize that I love.