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Forge

Anderson, Laurie Halse (Book - 2010)
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Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.
Authors: Anderson, Laurie Halse
Statement of Responsibility: Laurie Halse Anderson
Title: Forge
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 297 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Notes: Sequel to: Chains
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Summary: Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.
Audience: 010 up
Subject Headings: Pennsylvania History Revolution, 1775-1783 Fiction Valley Forge (Pa.) History 18th century Fiction Soldiers Fiction African Americans Fiction Freedmen Fiction Slavery Fiction United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Fiction
Topical Term: Soldiers
African Americans
Freedmen
Slavery
LCCN: 2010015971
ISBN: 9781416961444
1416961445
Branch Call Number: J FIC A
Research Call Number: JFD 11-581
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Jul 09, 2014
  • arm285 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fast paced sequel to Chains. Isabell plays a diminished role in this sequel as Curzon is the lead. Left hanging to see what happened to Ruth.

Mar 04, 2013
  • ERICK RODRIGUEZ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When is the next book after forge coming it is a great book read chains too.

Oct 05, 2012
  • DeltaQueen50 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson is the second book in her Chains YA series that is set during the American Revolution. In this book, the story follows the American army over the winter that they were in camp at Valley Forge. What helps to make these books so compelling is that these stories are told from the viewpoint to two young black slaves who desire their freedom above all, and this, contrasted with the story of a young country battling for it’s own freedom makes for an engrossing read.

I picked up the book expecting to continue with the story of Isabel, a young girl who had been promised freedom by her mistress upon her death. Instead of the freedom she craved, the greedy heir separated her from her younger sister and sold them separately. Instead this book picks up the story of Curzon, a young black soldier, whom Isabel nursed and together they escaped from their captivity in New York.

Recaptured and now with the army at Valley Forge, they must try and make another bid for freedom. Along with their story, we learn of the difficult conditions the American Patriots endured at Valley Forge, where frigid temperatures and starvation claimed the lives of over two thousand soldiers.

Laurie Halse Anderson has done extensive research into these books, and many of the episodes in the lives of Isabel and Curzon are loosely based on actual slaves’ experiences which adds an emotional impact. Her historical references are well documented and she provides both backup facts and a reading list in the Appendix of the book.

I highly recommend both Chains and Forge and I definitely plan on following these two fascinating characters as they continue on their quest for freedom down a road littered with broken promises, lies and cruelty.

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Jun 07, 2014
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Jun 21, 2013
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