What wonderful historical fiction! I know this book was intended for young people, but as my 12 year old read this for a history supplement, I quickly..Show More » realized it is for all ages. I enjoyed it, and my son, who is not a huge fan of reading, also liked it. The story reveals so much about what life was like, from a slave's point of view, in colonial America without being overly graphic. The story line was interesting and educational. I am convinced my son has a better understanding of what life was like for a slave, and what life was like during this time period as a whole because of this book. I recommend it to people of all ages. The narrator adds so much to the story and truly brings the characters to life.
I loved Chains, the companion book to Forge. Laurie Halse Anderson does a brilliant job of believable storytelling, incorporating accurate historical ..Show More »details and giving the characters believable voices and dialog. She really brought the winter camp at Valley Forge to life for me. She brought actual people, like George Washington, into the story in ways that didn't fictionalize actual history. I hope you write more historical fiction, Laurie Halse Anderson! I listened to the audio version, and loved the voice actor's telling of the story. I could listen to Tim Cain all day, and was sorry when the book was finished. Now if I could just get more than one student in my high school to read it!