Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

I added Chains to my library hold list because I'm interested in reading more about the American Revolutionary War. I am a fan of Halse Anderson. I like the fact she doesn't flinch from hard topics like slavery. Chains was a fantastic book and I look forward to continuing the trilogy.

Isabel and her sister, Ruth, are slaves. Isabel remembers being taken from Africa and the journey across to America. Ruth was an infant and didn't remember. Isabel and Ruth were lucky to have a kind mistress but when she dies, her mistress' kin sell her to a family in New York. Isabel and Ruth are thrust into the middle of the war. Isabel is fighting for their freedom as American fights for hers.

I enjoyed Chains. Halse Anderson gives you so many details it felt like I was right there with Isabel. The characters were very fleshed out. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy. It's a shame how little I know about American history and hope this helps me learn more. Others who shared their thoughts on Chains: YA BookCentral, SavvyVerse & Wit, and Rhapsody in Books.

1 comment:

  1. I have never read chains but everyone says it is amazing. Perhaps I should give it a go as well.


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