Chains (Seeds of America, #1)



As The Revolutionary War Begins, Thirteen Year Old Isabel Wages Her Own Fightfor Freedom Promised Freedom Upon The Death Of Their Owner, She And Her Sister, Ruth, In A Cruel Twist Of Fate Become The Property Of A Malicious New York City Couple, The Locktons, Who Have No Sympathy For The American Revolution And Even Less For Ruth And Isabel When Isabel Meets Curzon, A Slave With Ties To The Patriots, He Encourages Her To Spy On Her Owners, Who Know Details Of British Plans For Invasion She Is Reluctant At First, But When The Unthinkable Happens To Ruth, Isabel Realizes Her Loyalty Is Available To The Bidder Who Can Provide Her With FreedomFrom Acclaimed Author Laurie Halse Anderson Comes This Compelling, Impeccably Researched Novel That Shows The Lengths We Can Go To Cast Off Our Chains, Both Physical And Spiritual.Book DetailsFormat Hardcover Publication Date 10 21 2008 Pages 320 Reading Level Age 10 And UpChains (Seeds of America, #1)

Ask box is open, my friends What do you want to know UPDATE The SPEAK graphic novel, illustrated by Emily Carroll, will be published on Feb 6, 2018 I recently answered all kinds of great questions over at Reddit Check it out for loads about my writing process and my books bio stuff Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who wri Ask box is open, my friends What do you want to know UPDATE The SPEAK graphic novel, illustrated by Emily Carroll, will be published on Feb 6, 2018 I recently answered all kinds of great questions over at Reddit Check it out for loads about my writing process and my books bio stuff Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists.Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives outside Philadelphia You can follow her adventures on Twitter, and on her tumblr out Laurie s website,

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  • Hardcover
  • 316 pages
  • Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 1416905855

10 thoughts on “Chains (Seeds of America, #1)

  1. says:

    oh, i like l.h.a much better when she is writing historical fiction than when she is writing her girls with problems books not that this girl doesn t have problems she is a slave which trumps anorexia as far as problems go , but overall isabel is awinsome character than les autres, one that you actually would like to see successful at the end of it all.however, since this is the FIRST book of some larger undertaking which they do NOT tell you on the cover, thanks no one knows when oh, i like l.h.a much better when she is writing historical fiction than when she is writing her girls with problems books not that this girl doesn t have problems she is a slave which trumps anorexia as far as problems go , but overall isabel is awinsome character than les autres, one that you actually would like to see successful at the end of it all.however, since this is the FIRST book of some larger undertaking which they do NOT tell you on the cover, thanks no one knows when the end of it all is this book would be appropriate for younger readers, i think it seems less focused on the atrocities of slavery andreduced to the experiences of one plucky girl having a little adventure with espionage and some incidental revolution going on all around her the situation seems a little whitewashed, if you will excuse the word choi...

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    My discovery of Laurie Halse Anderson s Chains came at the best possible time I had recently read and reviewed Steve Sheinkin s, King George, What Was His Problem , a book that looks at the stories behind the American Revolution that they don t teach you in school I enjoyed the title thoroughly, but one point had me baffled Why on earth did American slaves fight or aid the Revolution when Britain was anti slavery It just didn t make any sense It reminded me of that black character on the k My discovery of Laurie Halse Anderson s Chains came at the best possible time I had recently read and reviewed Steve Sheinkin s, King George, What Was His Problem , a book that looks at the stories behind the American Revolution that they don t teach you in school I enjoyed the title thoroughly, but one point had me baffled Why on earth did American slaves fight or aid the Revolution when Britain was anti slavery It just didn t make any sense It reminded me of that black character on the kids show Liberty s Kids and my husband asking, So is he insane And up until now no book written for kids, fiction or informational, has ever really addressed this question to my satisfaction Enter Laurie Halse Anderson As she says of the book, A decade ago, while researching Fever 1793, I came across facts that shocked me that Benjamin Franklin o...

  3. says:

    3.5 Stars

  4. says:

    Halfway through Wow, this is a painful book in all the best ways I m wondering whether the story is going to manage to pull off some hope by the end, and if so, how it s going to do so without cheating So far, a powerful book, and one that s hard to put down.After finishing A disconcerting look at New York City during the Revolutionary War from the point of view of Isabel, a black girl living there, hearing talk of freedom, and being reminded over and over again by both sides that the talk Halfway through Wow, this is a painful book in all the best ways I m wondering whether the story is going to manage to pull off some hope by the end, and if so, how it s going to do so without cheating So far, a powerful book, and one that s hard to put down.After finishing A disconcerting look at New York City during the Revolutionary War from the point of view of Isabel, a black girl living there, hearing talk of freedom, and being reminded over and over again by both sides that the talk isn t about freedom for her I loved this book the vivid prose that made me feel like I really was in New York in 1776 And I was struck by not the people who were cruel to Isabel though the cruelty was pretty horrible but by the many people who were sympathetic to Isabel but either wouldn t or believed they couldn t do anything about it Because much as I d like to believe otherwise, I fear tha...

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    It s taken me forever to getting around to writing a review of this book I read it about six weeks ago I suppose this is because it s getting near universal acclaim, while I found it rather ho hum Perhaps reading all the positive reviews of this book got my expectations up too high.My main complaint is that the protagonist, Isabel, doesn t come off as a believable 18th century character to me It s the same problem I had withCatherine Called Birdya girl in that time and place may hav It s taken me forever to getting around to writing a review of this book I read it about six weeks ago I suppose this is because it s getting near universal acclaim, while I found it rather ho hum Perhaps reading all the positive reviews of this book got my expectations up too high.My main complaint is that the protagonist, Isabel, doesn t come off as a believable 18th century character to me It s the same problem I had withCatherine Called Birdya girl in that time and place may have had those thoughts, but would she have said them To people who have power over her It also seems odd that Isabel can read so well she secretly pours through Robinson Crusoe and later stumbles through Common Sense, which would, I think, require a lot of practice in the act of reading How likely is it that a...

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    If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl And if a girl was to seek her freedom, how could she do such a foolheaded thing Isabel and her little sister Ruth are promised their freedom upon the death of their owner, Mrs Finch Its even drawn up on paper by a lawyer but when the heir of Mrs Finch decides to sell the girls instead without so much as trying to consider their claim, their lives take a dramatic turn Sold to the Locktons, a crown loyal couple, the girls are moved If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl And if a girl was to seek her freedom, how could she do such a foolheaded thing Isabel and her little sister Ruth are promised their freedom upon the death of their owner, Mrs Finch Its even drawn up on paper by a lawyer but when the heir of Mrs Finch decides to sell the girls instead without so much as trying to consider their claim, their lives take a dramatic turn Sold to the Locktons, a crown loyal couple, the girls are moved to New York As Ruth has some issues, its Isabel that does most of the heavy work When she meets Curzon, the slave boy of a patriot household, he encourages her to spy on her masters At first, Isabel is reluctan...

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    What a TREASURE What a JEWEL of a novel Amazingly engrossing and movingly written I can t say enough good things about this book If you are a parent, an educator, a middle grade student or enjoy historical fiction reads, this is one you don t want to miss out on It s the first of a trilogy, and the intended audience is age 10 and up I have not read the next two novels in the series yet 1776, the year of our Independence, Isabel and her young sister Ruth are sold as slaves to a couple from What a TREASURE What a JEWEL of a novel Amazingly engrossing and movingly written I can t say enough good things about this book If you are a parent, an educator, a middle grade student or enjoy historical fiction reads, this is one you don t want to miss out on It s the first of a trilogy, and the intended audience is age 10 and up I have not read the next two novels in the series yet 1776, the year of our Independence, Isabel and her young sister Ruth are sold as slaves to a couple from NY after the death of their former owner Taken from their safe surroundings of a good master s house, Isabel bravely mothers and protects her little sister and vows to keep her out of harm s way New York City and its harbor are very busy This is...

  8. says:

    An amazing book I was so cheering Isabel on

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    When their former owner dies, two girls should be free The heir, however, decides to sell them to a cruel Loyalist couple in New York There, Isobel the older and responsible sister struggles to protect her younger epileptic sister This book does a good job of explaining t...

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    Just a thoroughly enjoyable read Young adults are the target audience, but the only way you can tell is that there is perhaps a narrower focus than you might find in an adult book Thirteen year old Isabel tells her story from her limited situation, but brings in important events taking place in the larger arena at the start of our Revolutionary War This is a very well told, well researched story that just flows so nicely There s a lot of skillful descriptive writing that made me put down the Just a thoroughly enjoyable read Young adults are the target audience, but the only way you can tell is that there is perhaps a narrower focus than you might find in an adult book Thirteen year old Isabel tells her story from her limited situation, but brings in important events taking place in the larger arena at the start of our R...

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