Chains
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    Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

    Chains

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Madison Leigh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    Freedom. In 1776 New England, that word is on everyone's lips. But for 13-year-old Isabel the word holds a different meaning, especially after the only mistress she has ever known dies, and instead of receiving the freedom promised, she and her sister are sold to the Locktons, a wealthy New York family. In a matter of hours Isabel has to leave Rhode Island for the hustle and bustle of colonial New York City - a community divided and caught up in the American colonies struggle for independence.

    Stunning Book

    Chains kept me up most of the night. Laurie Halse Anderson is an amazing writer or the contemporary novel, Speak is more or less the benchmark for th..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 10 2008 by Gail (The Woodlands, TX, USA)
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    Forge | Laurie Halse Anderson

    Forge

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Tim Cain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The young soldiers at Valley Forge are suffering from hunger, cold, and the threat of the British army. Their newly forged bonds of friendship might be enough to help them survive. But the chains of Curzon’s past threaten to shackle him again. Surrounded by the fires of ignorance, mistrust, and greed, Curzon can’t risk sharing his deadly secrets with anyone. Does he have the mettle to hold on to his freedom? To claim his rightful place as an American?

    Brilliant, just brilliant!

    I loved Chains, the companion book to Forge. Laurie Halse Anderson does a brilliant job of believable storytelling, incorporating accurate historical ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2015 by Susan (United States)