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Madame Tussaud's Apprentice An Untold Story of Love in the French RevolutionIn 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. I loved it Over the past few months I've developed a love for young adult fiction based upon the French Revolution and Madame Tussaud's Apprentice is among the most passionate and engaging I've read thus far Celie is homeless thrown out onto the streets of Paris an orphan and not being able to afford the roof over her head Rescued by Algernon a young man living on the streets and has taught her to steal from the wealthy to survive Algernon seems oblivious to her feelings towards him and while he promises to protect her Celie is caught posing as a blind girl and swindles the Comte of his gambling winnings In a stroke of luck Manon Tussaud has also had her prized possessions stolen and seeing Celie's rare artistry strikes a deal with the Comte to not only take the young orphan under her wing but to rid her of a life of crimeCelie is no Eliza Dolittle but a girl who now feels trapped by her debt to Madame Tussaud She constantly worries for Algernon and his survival while she is seemingly living the high life according to her companion I liked Celie's character she was determined but also learnt from her mistakes and her indecisiveness only stemmed from her feelings for Algernon He on the other hand was nothing than a controlling presence that used guilt to keep Celie loyal I loathed him He isn't the villain but I found no redeeming ualities within his character Algernon is manipulative and only truly cared about his own interestsAt the heart of Madame Tussaud's Apprentice is the French Revolution where the ruling monarchy was overthrown in favour of a republic Lasting ten long and brutal years Kathleen Benner Duble vividly describes the Revolution for the younger audience But it does feature brutality and the execution of the royal family beheadings and the gruesome task of creating wax models from the vigilante murders of officials and those deemed against the rebellion Just a gentle warning for those who are sensitive to violence 'Words are weapons Celie' Manon says 'as are symbols Never forget that The power of change can come not just by force but by speech or a peaceful marching crowd' I loved Manon Tussaud She was stern but incredibly patient and despite how abrasive Celie could be She came to love the young orphan as her own child I would have loved to have seen interaction with the wax museum itself as it was such a big part of Manon's lifeMadame Tussaud's Apprentice was a fantastic read that will appeal to both young adult historical readers and those with a pendence towards the French revolution Wonderfully written it was a vivid tale depicting the Reign of Terror Passionate brutal and engaging I loved ithttpwwwdivabooknerdcom201512m

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Cause 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

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Madame Tussaud's Apprentice An Untold Story of Love in the French Revolution Free download ✓ 104 à 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 joiG 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. At first I absolutely adored this book After further contemplation and after the initial buzz settled my love wasn't uite as strong Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice can easily be summarized as thus it is a story of a girl unwillingly caught up in the midst of one of the most contentious periods in history The French Revolution She is torn between joining the revolutionaries and staying impassive a choice which will ultimately determine her fate in this war Duble’s interpretation of the Revolution is an interesting one but by no means untrodden upon It’s hard to say whether Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice contributes anything fresh to the historical fiction genre but in the end I don’t believe that was the author’s goal If her goal was to provide a gateway for young readers into a horribly underrated part of YA then I’d consider her novel successfulHowever this novel is by no means flawless I feel like I've read a very watered down version of the French Rev that skims over the gruesome and complicated areas of the period The book basically underestimates the intellect of young adults so here's an FYI Just because it's labeled YA does not mean you must dumb down the subject matter for your audience  Because I like barricading Moreover the characters’ interactions with each other feels overtly immature as if the narrator has uite a narrow scope of life characteristic of an 8 year old Seriously I don't remember being that naive last year or since elementary school for that matter And she's been living on the streets so it's not as if she has lived a sheltered life The main characters aren't very memorable and the writing is a bit juvenile which causes the overall story to be somewhat forgettableIf the novel had been a bit longer I probably would not have as many issues with it But I feel like everything was rushed and that there wasn't enough time for much development plot related or otherwise The characters admittedly do have a lot of potential and if the author had spent time developing them and their relationships this book would have had of an emotional impact on me And although I enjoyed joining Algernon and Celie in their shenanigans I can't say I care for them much after finishing the book Which is a shame A seuel would be niceWhile certainly not the best of the genre Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice is as absorbing as it is audacious and did not once fail in capturing my attention Duble deftly and expertly manages to balance both the historical and fictional aspects; a true testament of her manifested talent That said the oversimplification of the French Revolution as well as the seemingly artificial plot developments and characterizations were perhaps the major downfalls of this too brief novel I would recommend to those looking for a light historical fiction read with a dash of adventure and a sprinkling of romance