Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Isabel and her little epileptic sister Ruth are sold to a nasty loyalist woman in 1776 New York. Isabel begins spying on her master’s meetings and informing the patriots. Soon the Redcoats arrive and the Revolutionary War is literally on her doorstep.

This book is historical fiction covering the time period of just under a year. The author wove real people and events from New York in the early part of the Revolutionary War into the story of a fictional slave girl. The story really drew me in. I highly recommend reading Chains to anyone interested in or studying that time period.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 47
Pages Read in 2017: 13,927
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: A to Z Authors (A)

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