5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderfully detailed historical fiction with a very personal story, Dec 13 2010
I am a primary school teacher and at one of the school's Book Fairs I purchased the book "Chains". I did so because the cover showing the silhouette of a little girl with her arms up in "chains" peaked my interest. I read the information on the back cover of the book and was further intrigued. I decided to buy the book not knowing what I would think of it given that it is a YA book. However, as soon as I started reading I found that the writing was very detailed and noted that the author had done extremely good research on the events that happened during the Revolutionary War. The fact that the book was written in the voice of the slave girl was very interesting, as was the information of the daily lives of people living in North America in the late 1700's.
When I came to the last pages of the book and realized I would have to purchase a second...I gladly did so: I immediately came to amazon.ca and ordered the book. I am so glad I did, and found that the change in narrator was a little odd at first but was so caught up in the intricate details that this book too won my heart.
I no longer think of these books as simply YA books but as historical fiction. I now anxiously await the third and final book to come out in written format! I cannot wait to open it and allow myself to become a part of the goings on for Isabel and Curzon!
With confidence I would suggest that other adults read these books.