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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Sep 25, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: anyone!!

This book was so many things; riveting, thought-provoking, horrifying, hopeful, joyous. I want to thank Laurie Halse Anderson for writing about a time period that I "thought" I knew about. Her book clearly shows me that I have much to learn. The story is based around Isabel, a young slave girl, who is sold to a very cruel Tory family. Everything takes place in New York. You will find yourself crying one minute and then totally outraged the next. If you enjoy historical fiction then I believe you will like this. If you teach the Revolutionary War time period, then you may want to read this to give your students a different glimpse into a slave's life during this war. Very enlightening and most certainly assured that you would have plenty to talk about!! Best part, she's writing a sequel!!
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Reading Progress

September 25, 2008 – Shelved
November 23, 2008 –
page 63
November 24, 2008 –
page 122
38.61% "So far this is fabulous! I love Anderson when she writes Historical Fiction!"
Started Reading
November 25, 2008 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Kim (new) - added it

Kim Staci, I can't wait to hear what you think... I've been holding off on this one, I'm just not sold...

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Kim I'm sold.

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