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My Own Revolution
by Carolyn Marsden




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In 1960s Czechoslovakia, Patrik participates in and rebels against the communist regime, knowing that anyone could become an enemy in the blink of an eye.

Fourteen-year-old Patrik rebels against the communist regime in small ways whenever he gets the chance: spray-painting slogans, listening to contraband Beatles records, even urinating on a statue of Lenin under cover of night. But anti-Party sentiment is risky, and when party interference cuts a little too close to home, Patrik and his family find themselves faced with a decision -- and a grave secret -- that will change everything. As the moments tick toward too late, Patrik takes his family's fate in hand, risking everything for a chance at freedom. Examining the psychological toll of living under an authoritarian regime, Carolyn Marsden allows readers to experience both Patrik's persistent worry and his hope for better things.

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Overview

In 1960s Czechoslovakia, Patrik participates in and rebels against the communist regime, knowing that anyone could become an enemy in the blink of an eye.

Fourteen-year-old Patrik rebels against the communist regime in small ways whenever he gets the chance: spray-painting slogans, listening to contraband Beatles records, even urinating on a statue of Lenin under cover of night. But anti-Party sentiment is risky, and when party interference cuts a little too close to home, Patrik and his family find themselves faced with a decision -- and a grave secret -- that will change everything. As the moments tick toward too late, Patrik takes his family's fate in hand, risking everything for a chance at freedom. Examining the psychological toll of living under an authoritarian regime, Carolyn Marsden allows readers to experience both Patrik's persistent worry and his hope for better things.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780763653958
  • ISBN-10: 0763653950
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 174
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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