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    DescriptionIsabel and her sister, Ruth, are slaves. Sold from one owner to the next, they arrive in New York as the Americans are fighting for their independence, and the English are struggling to maintain control. Soon Isabel is struggling too. Struggling to keep herself and her sister safe in a world in which they have no control. With a rare and compelling voice, this haunting novel tells not only the story of a remarkable girl and her incredible strength, but also of a time and place in which slavery was the order of the day and lives were valued like weights of meat or bundles of vegetables.


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    Title
    Chains
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurie Halse Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 235 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747598060
    ISBN 10: 0747598061
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    BIC E4L: F11+, HIS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    DC22: 813.6
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016000
    Thema V1.0: YFT
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    04 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Laurie Halse Anderson lives in the USA and is the multi-award-winning author of many bestselling novels, including Speak and Fever 1793. Chains is the first in a series of three books to feature the defiant heroine, Isabel, and has been shortlisted for the 2010 Carnegie Award.
    Review quote
    'Isabel's captivating voice as she struggles to escape her owners in New York is painfully convincing ... you love her tenderness and courage as she experiences poverty, cruelty, powerlessness and kindness' The Times 'Chains is one of the most moving and striking books I have read in a long time; finally some thoughtful stirring historical fiction for young adults ... Anyone reading this brilliant book will be left beguiled' Waterstones Books Quarterly 'Featuring superbly drawn characters, this extraordinarily powerful novel deftly weaves fact and fiction to create an experience that makes the reader feel they are living the story ... 'Outstanding ... [the] novel of the season' The Bookseller 'Totally gripping as a thrilling page-turner infused with humanity, it is constantly surprising and compulsively plotted' School Librarian