My Own Revolution

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Product Details

Price
$16.98
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
174
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763653958
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About the Author

Carolyn Marsden is the acclaimed author of The Gold-Threaded Dress and its sequel, The Quail Club, as well as Silk Umbrellas, Moon Runner, When Heaven Fell, The Buddha's Diamonds (with Thâ`y Pháp Niêm), The Jade Dragon (with Virginia Shin-Mui Loh), Sahwira (with Philip Matzigkeit), Take Me with You, and Starfields.

Reviews

Inspired by a true story, this easily accessible novel should appeal to teens who, like Patrik, are keen observers of the chaos that surrounds them.
--Kirkus

The overall story is excellent, conveying feelings of dread, suspicion, despair, and frustration experienced by citizens in Communist Eastern Europe. The relationships among Patrik and his friends and family are realistic and genuine. This novel will open some eyes about how difficult and unfair life was in the Eastern Bloc.-
--School Library Journal

Marsden palpably depicts the paranoia of the time and the stress Patrik's family is under; there's an unremitting tension to the second half of the story as they make plans to flee the country. It's an entirely believable portrait of a boy whose daily life is divided between normal teenage concerns--like winning the girl of his dreams and improving his photography skills--and worries about his very uncertain future.
--Publishers Weekly

Marsden's carefully researched and engrossing story will be of obvious classroom use but will also appeal to thoughtful independent readers.
--Booklist