Chains (Seeds of America, #1) by Laurie Halse Anderson

Chains (Seeds of America, #1)  by Laurie Halse Anderson

This has been on my to-read list for a very long time. I was finally pushed over the edge from wanting to read it to actually reading it, when I could get extra credit for it. In this book you follow Sal as her old master dies and she is sold to a new master. Her new masters are loyalists who are coming back to New York in hopes that the British invade. Sal is stuck between being a rebel or a loyalist. Neither will be able to give her what she wants. All she wants is to get her and her sister back to Rhode Island, where they were sold from. She wants to get back because her old master had freed them in her will, but the will was missing when everything was being arranged, so they were sold. This book follows Sal on her quest for freedom, which is taking place throughout the British occupation of New York. One reason that I found this book frustrating was because I felt Sal was too short sighted, and this made it frustrating. I really liked the perspective because I have not yet read a book about British occupied New York. It also does a really good job of illustrating the confinement of being a slave. I would recommend this to anyone who likes historical fiction, specifically the history of the United States. I am giving this three stars because I found it hard to get into and unfulfilling although it did have good historical information.

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