Sunday, December 5, 2010

Chains ~ by Laurie Halse Anderson, 2008

Rap review of Chains

Synopsis:  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.

Book trailer for Chains

I rate this YA book 9 of 10, an excellent book. Didn't the young man make a fantastic rap video? That's not the way I did homework.

1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

I have heard such good things about this book, but haven't read it yet. The Revolutionary War isn't my favorite historical era. Love the rap video!