Monday, September 30, 2013
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
I read this book for a read-along with War Through the Generations blog. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Isabel is a 13-year-old slave from Rhode Island. She was promised freedom when her mistress died but was sold by her mistress's son (along with her sister Ruth) to the Locktons, a Loyalist couple from New York City. Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, who encourages Isabel to spy on her owners to help out the revolutionary cause. I thought the book was well written and I probably would not have read it if it hadn't been for the read-along, because I don't usually read young adult books (which this book is). I rated it 3 out of 5.