An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France.
I absolutely loved this book!
The thing that stuck out most for me about this novel is the fact that it took Donnelly 10 years to write and it is extremely seamless. I couldn't sense a transition between Andi and Alexandrine and the writing was gorgeous. This was the exact book I needed to escape, particularly the parts with Alexandrine. I'm fascinated with that era and the mystery was fabulous.
The book is large and intimidating, but it's totally worth it!