What to Read After... Judy Blume 20/01/20
Set in New York during the American Revolution, Chains tells the story of Isabel and her sister Ruth, sold into slavery to the wealthy, Loyalist, Lockton family.
In the name of freedom, the George Washington-supporting Patriots are fighting the British-supporting Loyalists, but Isabel is in search of a more personal freedom and cannot determine which faction is the most likely to help her.
Mrs Lockton is devastatingly cruel to Isabel, and with little to rely on, Isabel becomes increasingly attached to Curzon, a slave who has set himself strongly in support of his own master’s Patriot cause.
A brilliantly told, exciting story, with a brave and dignified heroine, which reveals the complexities of this chapter of American history. The sequel is greatly anticipated.