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Thirteen year-old Isabel looks forward to freedom for herself and her little sister, Ruth. When her owner dies, the promised release from slavery is nowhere to be found, and the girls are sold to a wealthy British couple in New York City.

Thus begins the 1776 historical fiction of Laurie Halse Anderson's Chains. I've enjoyed many of Anderson's books, and I wasn't disappointed by this novel. A strong main character and the historical backdrop of the American Revolution make it a suspenseful story.