30.8.08

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Rating: 10+
Age: mature 13 and up

A Tale of Two Cities is a wonderful book written by the illustrious 19th-century author, Charles Dickens. It is a thrilling, fast-paced story set in England and France both before and during the French Revolution. While off to a rather slow start, do not let this discourage you. Press through, trust me. It's worth it.

It is a very exciting story, but it does do a good job *ahem* describing the cheerful and nonchalant blood-thirstiness of the French Revolutionaries. It has a very touching climax which is very sad and shows real love. It is, as the back of the book published by Cathay Books, "a story of injustice and betrayal, but also of love and supreme sacrifice."

The way Charles Dickens weaves together a plot with the use of wit and good writing, truly does make a story worth reading. I strongly recommend this for everyone. You'll see what I mean.

4 comments:

StephK said...

I agree with you. It is well worth it. I have reread this a few times. Your review was accurate and carefully created. Good job!

sara said...

OK, I'm sold. I'll give it another try! Thanks for the review.

BTW, I hopped over from your mom's site.

Jo-snazz said...

I just got it from the library and plan on reading it soon! I will let you know what I think!

~Joanna

Lauren Ann said...

I might try it, but I'm not sure if I have that good reading skills.
(though my english teacher thinks I would)!!