Chains (Seeds of America, #1)

chainsWritten by Laurie Halse Anderson


Isabel and her sister, Ruth are with the pastor and Mr. Robert at the cemetery. Miss Mary Finch has died. Isabel politely asks the pastor where she and Ruth should go. Miss Finch had freed them in her will; however, Mr. Robert says that he owns them now and he is going to sell them. Isabel and Ruth are sold to a couple who take them to New York. The man and wife are Loyalists. Isabel is asked to spy. Isabel is conflicted. Does she keep quiet about the things she knows or does she help the rebels? Can she keep Ruth safe and with her always?

Review by Diann Cox, Farnsworth Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: 4th grade and Up

Chains
Written by Laurie Halse Anderson
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
316 pages
Release Date: October 21, 2008
ISBN: 9781416905851 (hardcover), 9781416905868 (paperback)

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