Laurie Halse Anderson
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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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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It was a great book. I loved it and I can't wait for the next one. It was a great sequel to Chains.
Forge: The Story of Conquering the Monstrosity of Slavery
Saying that this book is great is such an understatement that I can hardly fathom the that there have not been infinitely extensive and useful reviews; the ideas of the author which she brings to surface with her clear emotion and understanding of the human condition are more than truthful and evoke emotions that are far stronger than what an average novel brings; I experienced not sadness, not pain, but misery and agony. When a character feels pain it is not as though it is a person other than yourself; it is all too easy to get caught up in her realistic sense of slavery and of life during the Cold War.
Through this novel you will experience both realism and fiction simultaneously. Therefore, I feel that this book is one of the best works of literature that any person, young or old, can experience; its rollercoaster ride of emotions helps you get a better understanding about the roots of both America and slavery. Cherish this book for eternity, for it is a diamond in the mess of modern literature.
This was a great book and amazing sequel to chains I can't wait for ashes to come out!!!!!!:):)