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*Read Ebook ⚢ Chains á As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen year old Isabel wages her own fightfor freedom Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedomFrom acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual Reading Level Ageand Up This book has sat on my shelf for literally a decade I ve never had the urge to pick it up but always had this nagging feeling that I should read it someday Now I m reading it and I m just not engaged Am I a terrible person Personally I just don t think I m a fan of Laurie Halse Anderson s writing I couldn t get through Speak either and Wintergirls was a two star read for me.Oh well I m glad it s finally off my to read shelf. oh, i like l.h.a much better when she is writing historical fiction than when she is writing her girls with problems books not that this girl doesn t have problems she is a slave which trumps anorexia as far as problems go , but overall isabel is awinsome character than les autres, one that you actually would like to see successful at the end of it all.however, since this is the FIRST book of some larger undertaking which they do NOT tell you on the cover, thanks no one knows when oh, i like l.h.a much better when she is writing historical fiction than when she is writing her girls with problems books not that this girl doesn t have problems she is a slave which trumps anorexia as far as problems go , but overall isabel is awinsome character than les autres, one that you actually would like to see successful at the end of it all.however, since this is the FIRST book of some larger undertaking which they do NOT tell you on the cover, thanks no one knows when the end of it all is this book would be appropriate for younger readers, i think it seems less focused on the atrocities of slavery andreduced to the experiences of one plucky girl having a little adventure with espionage and some incidental revolution going on all around her the situation seems a little whitewashed, if you will excuse the word choice, but it does seem pretty tidy and not as emotionally overwrought as the teen fiction i have been reading so far for this class yeah, genius just looked at the back of the book to find it says ages 10 and up , so let s pretend i just had an original idea and move along it is very much like one day in the life of ivan denisovich in this way you know there are terrible things happening to other people in this situation, but overall, considering the circumstances, ivan had a pretty good day little extra food, little light labor not as bad as it could have been still shitty you are still imprisoned and cold, you are still a slave to an awful woman, but at least there were some who showed kindnesses.i got nothing else, except to note that the main character started out her enslavement in rhode island and then moved on to new york, just like someone else we all know and love or know, at least anorexia is totally a problem, i am just talking scale here it is then way people in third world situations view anorexia as a luxury disease because at least you have food to deny yourself in this case, slaves are denied personhood, which must have aprofound psychological toll it is an outside force saying you are nothing , rather than an internal struggle am i making it worse i might be i mean no disrespect My discovery of Laurie Halse Anderson s Chains came at the best possible time I had recently read and reviewed Steve Sheinkin s, That the question was not whether, by a declaration of independence, we should make ourselves what we are not but whether we should declare a fact which already exists Thomas JeffersonThe author of Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson, is descended from many soldiers who fought in the American Revolution So am I I am, literally, a Daughter of the American Revolution.Yet I know so little about it.I have the basic facts and dates down, but it s the Civil War that has always been my war That the question was not whether, by a declaration of independence, we should make ourselves what we are not but whether we should declare a fact which already exists Thomas JeffersonThe author of Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson, is descended from many soldiers who fought in the American Revolution So am I I am, literally, a Daughter of the American Revolution.Yet I know so little about it.I have the basic facts and dates down, but it s the Civil War that has always been my war I ve not only been nutty for Abraham Lincoln my entire life, I have always been cheered on by any story from that War that highlights the dissolution of slavery My people have always been abolitionists, and I carry the fervor of freedom for all enslaved people right on the surface of my heart.So, when I learned that my daughter s 5th grade class was undertaking this middle grades historical fiction, I became interested This story combines one slave s story within the bigger battle between the Patriots and the Loyalists, starting just a month before the new Americans officially declare their Independence.Ms Anderson does quite a brilliant job here of giving readers the opportunity to connect with Isabel, the young slave and main protagonist, to personalize a character in chains with a nation in chains.Also, the author creates a clever juxtaposition that provides much critical thinking why would a slave care to take a side in the emancipation of a people that does not include her own personal freedom This read inspired many meaningful conversations between my daughter and me and we will definitely be continuing Isabel s journey with her, in what has now become a trilogy Neither of us can resist her pursuit of freedom Everything that stands between you and freedom is the river Jordan