Chains [With Headphones] (Playaway Children) (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)
Findaway World, 9781606405888
Publication Date: October 21, 2008
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (4/1/2018)
Hardcover, Large Print (3/8/2017)
Hardcover, Large Print (5/1/2009)
MP3 CD (10/21/2008)
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In a matter of hours Isabel has to leave bucolic Rhode Island for the hustle and bustle of colonial New York City - a community intensely divided and caught up in the American colonies struggle for independence. As Isabel tries to work out her own freedom, she soon finds herself a pawn in a game of cat-and mouse between the Locktons who are fierce supporters of the king and the growing rebel forces trying to take over the city. Alliances are made and promises are broken and Isabel learns the hard way that the a oefreedoma shea (TM)s being asked to spy for does not extend to her. And when her beloved Ruth is sold off she begins to discover that the only freedom shea (TM)ll ever have is the freedom she takes for herself.
Laure Halse Anderson delivers in this utterly compelling novel that transcends (and that will ultimately redefine) the category of historical fiction. Equal parts political thriller and coming of age story, this impeccably researched yet completely accessible story of a young woman quest for freedom brings the American Revolution to life in all its grand and conflicted glory.