Chains is a book about slavery in the 1700’s. The main character is a young girl named Isabel. Her parents were taken from Africa, and made into slaves. Her family was sold from a plantation to a farm. Except her father was sold to a different person. Isabel, her sister Ruth and her mother were sold to a person who treated them well, and even taught Isabel to read! Her mother then died, and shortly after that their master died. This all has happened before the book even started. Isabel’s master freed Isabel and her sister in her will before she died.
At the funeral their former masters nephew says that they belong to him now, and denies the very existence of a will. The lawyer has fled the revolution so Isabel has no proof. Isabel and her sister are then sold to two tories, living in New York City, then a patriot city. She is then sucked up into a world of Patriots and Loyalists, soldiers and spies, freedom and slavery, and a sea of confusion.
This is a very powerful and informative book about slavery and life in a colony during the revolutionary war. This book is happy and sad, as well as confusing, and dangerous risks. This a very good book if you want to learn about history, or if you just enjoy reading a good book. This is my second time reading this book, and I have enjoyed it both times. That says alot about the book. It says that it is enjoyable and re-readable. I really recommend this book to anyone who wants a good book to read.
Part of what makes this book so good is the characters. Their are lot of good interesting characters, like Isabel Ruth and Curzon. These characters make me want to read this book again and again.