Book review by Daniella
“ ‘ Where is she? What did they do to her?’ ‘She’s gone.’ Becky said. ‘Gone?’ I repeated. ‘Gone where?’ Becky studied her shoes again. ‘Sold’.
Disaster strikes when Isabel and her sister Ruth are taken to New York at the start of the Revolutionary War after their previous owner dies. The Locktons, their new owners are possibly the worst people to step foot on Earth (or at least Isabel thinks so), and to add on top of that, they are on the side of the British! Upon their arrival on the New York dock, they meet their soon to be close friend Curzon, a servant to a high ranked Patriot. As life becomes harder and harder as the war continues, it comes to the worst possible point after her sister is taken away. Is it possible for life to improve?Will she ever see her sister again? All Isabel knows, is that nothing will be getting better by staying in New York.
In this beautifully written book by well known author Laurie Halse Anderson, we take a glimpse of what life was like during the Revolutionary War as we follow Isabel through her exciting (though tough) life.
This is a great read for any age above 10! Though the book starts out slow, it quickly picks up speed and it’s off to the land of the Revolutionary War! Continue to read this series with the trilogy!