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Madame Tussaud's Apprentice An Untold Story of Love in the French Revolution Book Ä 224 pages ✓ Naturaltreatment Ç In 1789 with the starving French people on the brink of revolution orphaned Celie Rosseau an amazing artist and a very clever thief runs wiG talent to buy her own freedom or die for her crimes Forced to work for Madame Tussaud inside the opulent walls that surround Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette Celie is shocked to find that the very people she imagined to be monsters actually treat her with kindness But the thunder of revolution still rolls outside the gates and Celie is torn between the Really enjoyed this interesting book I would love to read some historical fiction after this book It did feel a little bit rushed at some points but that didn't bother me since I really wanted to know how the story would continue Overall I very much enjoyed this book

Book ↠ Madame Tussaud's Apprentice An Untold Story of Love in the French Revolution Î Kathleen Benner Duble

In 1789 with the starving French people on the brink of revolution orphaned Celie Rosseau an amazing artist and a very clever thief runs wild with her protector Algernon trying to join the idealistic freedom fighters of Paris But when she is caught stealing from none other than the king's brother and the lady from the waxworks Celie must use her drawin 3 12This book surprised me I don't know what I was expecting but sure wasn't what I got That is a good thing in case you are wondering When I found that I had won this in a Goodreads giveaway I had a moment of worry I don't usually care for YA books and I have never liked the kind that have twenty first century characters clothed in period dress and in a historic time since I get jolted out of the time slot by the characters' actions But this book didn't do that I like that everyone acted naturally with their own flair and in the right time Also it was uite exciting since I don't know a great deal about Madam Tussaude or what happened to her during the Revolution Celie is a guttersnipe she has been since her parents death and since then has joined forces with another urchin Algernon Together they steal from the wealthy to feed themselves and get back at those who stole from them I wasn't digging their love story much it felt a bit like Marius and Eponine's love story only in a YA book Les Miserables I guess I just don't care for young adult romance it's not my cuppa tea Not that they were sappy I just wasn't into their romance I think had they been older I'd have enjoyed it Madam Tussaude was a fascinating character I wish we could have gotten closer to her and her family the author portrayed them all in such a kindly light I love how we were shown a bit about the wax modeling Now my dislikesSince it is the French Revolution we can expect heads to roll as the author puts it That's all good we understand that But when Madam Tussaude has to plaster a head I don't think it's necessary to tell us it suished like a melon when caught Or that when one person lost his head that's not shown that blood suirted people in the front row and that it came from his neck Let's just leave it at blood all over the blade shall we I'm not saying the author added tons of gory details I'm saying she added those two spots and that I wouldn't hand it to just any YA because of those thematic aspects I don't want to give anyone nightmares People who went through the Terror will have had plenty of them It wouldn't bother me in a fact book written as cold facts but in a book of action it isn't so distant It wasn't even detailed but one short sentence is enough At least leave that sort of thing to or imaginations I don't know about you but mine works fine without that kinda detail One other thing in the middle one character becomes the bad guy by the end he is good again but I was lost between the transaction Maybe because it was First Person and we don't get inside the persons head but it felt strange that this character was such a good actor and could hide such a warm heart under a cruel exterior This book had a middle grade feel but I wouldn't give it to middle schoolers in general I'm puzzled who was the audience for this Older grades probably won't dig the romance and younger ones probably won't care for Madame Tussaude's wax heads on dead humans If you're reading this and thinking I didn't like it I did It may not be my favorite book of this year but I did learn something and I enjoyed the message of this book family is worth living for even than freedom is worth dying for and I am glad the characters came to that conclusion Thank you for my First Reads copy I did enjoy it

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Madame Tussaud's Apprentice An Untold Story of Love in the French RevolutionCause of the poor and the safety of the rich When the moment of truth arrives will she turn on Madame Tussaud or betray the boy she loves From the hidden garrets of the starving poor to the jeweled halls of Versailles Madame Tussaud's Apprentice is a sweeping story of danger intrigue and young love set against one of the most dramatic moments in histo When I received this book from Bloomsbury I didn't know anything about it After reading the blurb I wasn't sure if I would actually enjoy it I haven't read many books about the French Revolution and I'm really fussy about historical stories But I do know who Madame Tussaud is and the thought of her having an apprentice intrigued meSo I decided to give it a go and I'm glad I didCélie and Algernon are teenage orphans who live on the streets of Paris and survive the only way they know how by stealing from the rich After she lost her family she nearly died on her way to Paris but was saved by Algernon Not only does she owe him her life but she's secretly in love with him The young girl also has a peculiar talent She can remember every single detail she sees in front of her and is then able to draw the scene It's her artistic talent that gets her out of trouble after she is caught stealingWhen Manon Tussaud takes her into her care as her apprentice she finds herself living in a comfortable home with nice caring people who also teach her the trade of waxworks Now she has shelter food and a place to belong The only thing missing is Algernon She misses him but he's caught up in his own causeCélie has always wanted euality in France but after spending some time living in Versailles she realises that the royal family might actually be as much prisoners in their life of privilege as the poor people are in their misery Nothing is black and white but once she helps incite the revolution there's no going back And as they say heads will rollWow This book wasn't at all what I expected In a good way I found myself swept up in Célie's story instantly and couldn't wait to see where it would lead I also really liked most of the characters Actually the only one I didn't like was Algernon He was just so determined to change the world that he ends up being blinded by ambition and often comes across as a callous user Sometimes when good people with good intentions attempt to shift the power away from oppressors they become just as bad Madame Tussaud's Apprentice is a wonderful yet sometimes uite bloody coming of age story about a young girl trying to find her way in a miserable and dangerous city It's also a story about finding hope after everything she cared about is taken from her and realising that family isn't always blood I also think that the French Revolution provided an intriguing and very violent backdrop for this timeless tale Because this might be a historical story but the hardship of the poor and the drama of love will never changeI'm really glad I read this And as soon as I finished it I realised just how fitting the red cover is