CHAINS: Laurie Halse Anderson: Simon and Schuster: Young Adult: 320 pgs.
Set during the American Revolution, this is the story of two sisters that have grown up as slaves on a farm, and treated kindly. On the death of their owner they were supposed to be freed, but the will was hidden and they were sold to a rich couple from New York. The couple are loyalists and have no sympathy or kindness for their slaves and servants. After a devastating incident, the older sister decides to spy for the patriots. This is a wonderful, character driven story. Highly recommended.