The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner


Gardner-RedNecklace     Paris. 1789. Revolution is in the air. Under unpleasant circumstances, Yann, a Gypsy boy with a gift of reading people’s minds, meets Sido, a young heiress who is hated by her father. In their brief meeting, a connection is formed that will change both of their fates.

My one issue with this book would be that all marketing aims at readers age 12 and up. Due to some mild adult themes and the described violence, I would say 15 years and older.

Other than that, this is an excellent book. The characters are well done, as is the story. There is action, mystery, and just a touch of romance. It was a nice, easy read, without being shallow.

1) Overall Plot = 5
2) Characters = 5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 5
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 5

Average of score 5 out of 5

Where to buy the book: Amazon | B&N

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