The Woodlands, TX, USA
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  • Chains

  • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Narrated by: Madison Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,010
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 884

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction for All Ages

  • By EmilyA on 04-29-12

Stunning Book

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-08

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 the YA novel, but this historical tells a thrilling story of our past with a main character that begs you to admire her courage and her strength. The book stunned me with it's beauty and honesty will keeping the story racing. This one won't have to be required reading. Or listening.

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