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What wonderful historical fiction! I know this book was intended for young people, but as my 12 year old read this for a history supplement, I quickly realized it is for all ages. I enjoyed it, and my son, who is not a huge fan of reading, also liked it. The story reveals so much about what life was like, from a slave's point of view, in colonial America without being overly graphic. The story line was interesting and educational. I am convinced my son has a better understanding of what life was like for a slave, and what life was like during this time period as a whole because of this book. I recommend it to people of all ages. The narrator adds so much to the story and truly brings the characters to life.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson was a captivating, emotional, suspenseful story of Isabel Gardener. This novel was truly a spectacularly written work of art, which greatly portrayed the longing for freedom and the everlasting loss and gain of hope. The action and suspense in the novel truly added to the overall mood, and tone of the storyline. When you pick up this novel, Mrs. Anderson gives the reader the ability to take a journey thorough Isabel's mind, and makes you feel as if the bees are also inside of you. I recommend this novel to any that have a passion for reading, and are prepared for the scarily true ways of the world during the 1700s.
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Great, emotional story. Beautifully written. The narrator was good (sometimes exceptional) - occasionally the meaning would get lost i'n the delivery, but 90% of the time it was a joy to listen to.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
An amazing story. I can't believe how brilliant this book was and what a pleasure it was to listen to it thanks to Audible 😀