Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Isabel and her younger sister Ruth were suppose to be freed when their mistress and owner passed away. But the old woman's will can't be found, and Isabel and Ruth are sold the very same day.

The Lockwoods take the sisters to New York City. It's 1776, and the Revolutionary War is just warming up. The Lockwoods are Loyalists and are anxiously awaiting news of British forces. Isabel, believing the Patriots can free her and her sister, begin to spy for the Patriots. She has no idea of the fate awaiting her with this decision.

This novel is told from Isabel's point of view. Isabel's life is not easy, and this story definitely shows that. A great story and well written.

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