Monday, July 19, 2010


ChainsChains by Laurie Halse Anderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, Laurie Halse Anderson has done it again--written a really good historical fiction novel, that leaves you wanting more. And guess what? It seems as if there will be a sequel. Isabel's story is exciting, heartbreaking, and at the end, hopeful. As a young female slave in New York just at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, we see Isabel as an intelligent girl, looking for her chance to escape from her horrible owner, amid the chaos of the war for independence. What a wonderful way to learn about this important period in American history!

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1 comment:

Nikki Taveras said...

I have also read this book for the battle of the books. I just loved it and in my opinion i'd actually give it a 5 out of 5 star rating. Isabel and her sister are sold when ms.Finch gave them their freedom. Isabel gets later on separated from her and plans to escape from Madam Lockton after she finds out she didn't sell her sister and takes her friend Curzon aswell. i am waiting to read the sequel to be placed in the library.