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  • Chains

  • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Narrated by: Madison Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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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.

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  • Historical Fiction for All Ages

  • By EmilyA on 04-29-12

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Reviewed: 12-01-15

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson was a captivating, emotional, suspenseful story of Isabel Gardener. This novel was truly a spectacularly written work of art, which greatly portrayed the longing for freedom and the everlasting loss and gain of hope. The action and suspense in the novel truly added to the overall mood, and tone of the storyline. When you pick up this novel, Mrs. Anderson gives the reader the ability to take a journey thorough Isabel's mind, and makes you feel as if the bees are also inside of you. I recommend this novel to any that have a passion for reading, and are prepared for the scarily true ways of the world during the 1700s.

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