Chains Summer Reading Project!!

By: Madi Cortez:) The Book is By: Laurie Halse Anderson

CHARACTER ANALYSIS

Isabel is the main character of the whole story. She is a 13 year old girl who wages herself for freedom from the Revolutionary War. She is a slave who works for a Loyalist. She is trying to keep her and her little sister safe, having to bear with the thought of is she was a patriot or loyalist. She struggles with every day life of knowing her mother is dead, and that if she does something wrong, she and her sister could be dead too.

EXPOSITION

>she gets sold to the Locktons who then sell her to Elihu


>Ruth finds her self working as Madams "servant doll" and becomes scared and frightend after Madam beats her


>A girl named Jenny who knew there mother who is now dead, helps the girls out on many things and rescues them from not running away


setting- she was in New York working for a Loyalist

characters- Isabel, Ruth, The Locktons

RISING ACTION

> Mr. Lockton is arrested under suspicion for treason


> Isabel hears Lockton (he was set free) talking about how they have a plan to kill Bellingham and she goes to Bellinghams associate and she tells him everything she knows, promising to try to set her and Ruth free


>as she is spying for Bellingham's associate still, Madam Lockton begins beating Ruth and eventually sells her to the highest bidder, that Isabel gets serious about her spying duties


>as she soon finds out that if the British remain control of the colonies, they will seek to free all slaves!! If they are freed, she could fine her sister and reunite with her family!


>she has an awesome plane to escape enslavement


> on the night of the Queens bday ball, she escapes and with the help from someone, saves her good friend, Curzon, from certain death out of prison

CLIMAX

>she then steals a boat at the harbor, and ends up rowing away one step closer to freedom tell she finally lands free and safe in New Jersey!!!

FALLING ACTION

>her and Curzon are now in New Jersey and are on a mission to find Ruth


( the storie ends witht them landing in the ship, and then getting up. It doesn't mention anything about what they needed to do, except go find her family and possibly Curzon's).

RESOLUTION

>they land in a mysterious place that they have no idea where they are, and the last thing she says " can you walk"?


(there is a second book "Forge", that most likely has more information to what happend after the last sentence of the book, but that is all the first book gives you)

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BRIEF SUMMARY!!

A 13 year old girl named Isabel has to struggle with being a slave dearing the Revolutionary War. She not only has to keep herself healthy and safe, but she has to also take care of her little sister Ruth as they both try to find freedom. They get selled to the Locktons, and eventually Madam sells Ruth, and soon after that Isabel found out that if the British remain control of the colonies, they will seek to free all slaves!! If they are freed, she could fine her sister and reunite with her family, but through a long journey she escapes, saving Curzon and landing safely with freedom.