In communist Czechoslovakia, lives a teenage boy named Patrik, who does not agree with the ways of the party. He tries to speak out against them with his best friend Danika, but the members of the party are always spying. Things really start to change for Patrik when Danika begins to agree with the communists and become very close with members of the party, while at the same time, he realizes he might just be in love with her. Will Patrik be able to escape the horror of the communist world he is living in? Or will he be caught by the party and suffer the consequences? Read "My Own Revolution to find out.
I thought this book was wonderful. By the end of the first chapter, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not. But it started to pick up right away, and I instantly fell in love. The description was absoutely fantastic, and the characters were really well developed. And by the end I felt for Patrik and all the drama, confusion, and fear that he was experiencing. Although this is mainly a book about the revolution in Czechoslovakia, I also felt that it was a beautiful story about growing up and finding out who you want to be and what you want to do with your life. A round of appluase to Carolyn Marsden.