“Currently I am reading "Chains". The genre of this book is "Historical fiction". Chains is about a thirteen year old; Isabel, who lost her mother due to chicken pox at the age of 12. Mary Finch a previous owner, sold Isabel and Ruth to the Locktons before she passed. Isabel is now treated like a...”
“Currently I am reading "Chains". The genre of this book is "Historical fiction". Chains is about a thirteen year old; Isabel, who lost her mother due to chicken pox at the age of 12. Mary Finch a previous owner, sold Isabel and Ruth to the Locktons before she passed. Isabel is now treated like a slave who works for a loyalist family, the Locktons, in Manhattan, with her sister whose name is Ruth. Isabel suffers with pain from Mrs. Lockton. Mrs. Lockton her self suffers physical and verbal pain from her husband. Isabel and her sister Ruth have always been treated like slaves and all they want is freedom. Well, her sister Ruth has been treated worse by Mrs. Lockton just to keep distance between the two sisters. They have been promised for freedom by Miss. Mary finch before she passed. Unfortunately, Miss. Mary Finch hadn't written down the promise of freedom, which meant there was none. Isabel feels very strongly about getting her freedom, and she often considers to run away although an Irish servant, Jenny warns her not to. Around page 95, Ruth has a seizure. The Locktons consider sending Ruth away, but Isabel couldn't do with this. She didn't like the idea of being separated from her sister. This also shows the character Isabel is. Despite being through so much, she still sticks up for what's right and does what is right. Eventually, Ruth is sold and Isabel is slowly loosing hope. This book was wonderful. It takes you through an adventure and it keeps you cheering for the protagonist hoping she has a happy ending, In this case, Isabel. At first the book was very hard to understand as the writing style was not so modern. Isabel, is 13, like me. I could never imagine going through all that she has been through. Reading this book has made me so thankful. No matter what she went through, she kept hoping and she knew she would have freedom one day. The book ends at a cliff hanger, which makes you want to read the next book "Forge". In each chapter itself, is like a whole different story. It keeps you so entertained. Due to the writing style of this story, I would recommend this book to young adults and adults. ”
“I am currently reading the book "Things Not Seen" by Andrew Clements. This book takes you through a lot. What's more weird than a teenage boy waking up to be invisible? The books protagonist, Bobby Phillips was one very different character. Bobby Philips suddenly wakes up one day and he...”
“I am currently reading the book "Things Not Seen" by Andrew Clements. This book takes you through a lot. What's more weird than a teenage boy waking up to be invisible? The books protagonist, Bobby Phillips was one very different character. Bobby Philips suddenly wakes up one day and he can't see himself. At first neither his mom nor dad would believe this, but with some convincing and a little evidence, they finally gave in. Bobby has to skip school in order to keep his secret safe meaning he has to stay home alone for a couple of days due to his condition. Soon, Philip gets a call from the hospital being told that his parents got into a car crash and his father has to get an operation whereas his mom, only got a few scratches and maybe a broken nose. Days pass, and bobby finds ways to get out of the house.
Bobby meets a blind girl, by the name of Alicia. Alicia and Bobby click in a blink of an eye, and she then figures out his secret because of a little too much questioning of course, this doesn’t change any part of their friendship. The book "Things Not Seen" was very different from others books I have read and I also enjoyed it a lot as it had a mixture of Friendship, Science fiction, family and drama. I am not a person that would enjoy Science Fiction books, but I felt that since this book had a great mixture of all different things. The way the author used similes for an example; "Her face is so pale that the bruises under her eyes look bright as goldfinches." This was a simile describing the way someone looked, which this I could visualize it so much better. Most of the time, I felt I really knew Bobby Phillips. His personality wasn’t so stereo typical like you would expect a character in a book to be. I was very sorry this book ended, because I felt that something more could have happened between Alicia and Bobby to create a more interesting ending. I definitely recommend this book to anyone from ages 8-15 as anyone would be able to understand it and enjoy it like I did!”