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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Chains

sloleigh, November 24, 2008

I picked up this book because my daughter is studying the 1700's in her Classical History/Literature class. I was intrigued by the book's subject matter and began reading it myself; once I did, I could not put the book down. I have been raving about "Chains" since I finished it. Even though I found it in the middle reader section, it is appropiate for teens and adults.
The story presents a very vivid picture of life as a house slave during the Revolutionary War, as well as what it was like for Patriot soldiers and prisoners of war. Readers will learn much about the War itself and as well as life during the 1770's in the colonies. I highly recommend "Chains" and am anxiously awaiting the sequel!
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