By Laurie Halse Anderson
During this compelling sequel to Chains, a countrywide e-book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for old Fiction, acclaimed writer Laurie Halse Anderson shifts standpoint from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the web page the story of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their very own paths in an international of obstacles--and in the middle of the yankee Revolution.
The Patriot military used to be formed and reinforced via the determined conditions of the Valley Forge wintry weather. this is often the place Curzon the boy turns into Curzon the younger guy. as well as the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the phobia of discovery, for he's an escaped slave passing at no cost. after which there's Isabel, who's additionally at Valley Forge--against her will. She and Curzon need to deal with the tangled threads in their friendship whereas knowing what stands among the 2 of them and real freedom.
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