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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


By Laurie Halse Anderson

Reviewed by Julian

Slavery is one of the cruelest states that man has ever been in. And for Isabel and her little sister Ruth, slavery is their life. Sold after the death of their mistress, Isabel and Ruth are sold to a cruel couple who are deeply embedded in the British side of the Revolutionary war. Isabel must discover the truth about the war and whose liberty the Patriots are fighting for before she decides whether or not to help them. But when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel must undergo the greatest and most dangerous of tasks to run away to freedom.

This book is a wonderful insight into the world of slavery. It is a way to look into the past, for those who didn’t live it. Isabel is now one of the characters who will go down in history as a truly unique person who fought for herself and her family.

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  1. I don't really like slavery related books but you made this book sound exciting and unique. It would've been nice if you let us know if it was based on true events.

  2. Slavery books are sad but it sounds like an alright book to read.Whenever i get a chance to check it out