Thursday, June 28, 2012

Still On My Mind #4

Still on my Mind is a weekly meme hosted YA-Aholic. Still on my Mind features a book that you have read a while ago but can't stop thinking about because it was so good.

Chains and Forge:
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Summary For Chains from B& an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?
As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for 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 freedom.
From 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.

 Summary For Forge from B& winds. Bitter cold. And the hope of a new future. In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles—and in the midst of the American Revolution.
The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge—against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.

Reasons Why It's Still On My Mind:

This is a really great series. The reason why it's still on my is because, there is millions of question that still need to be answered. There is supposed to be a third one but, I have not heard anything about it. Another reason why this series is still on my mind is because of how heart breaking they were. I recommend this to people who love historical fiction. 

1 comment:

  1. The covers are really gorgeous on these books! :)

    Thanks for commenting on my SOMM! :)


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