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ISBN: 1416961445
EAN13: 9781416961444
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 8.35" L x 5.59" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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For many readers, Forge will be one of the best novels they have ever read (starred review from Kirkus Reviews)

Blistering winds. Bitter cold. And the hope of a new future. In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles--and in the midst of the American Revolution.

The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge--against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.

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   Definitely a great read, and I would recommend it for adolescent ...
I bought this book because my daughter's class is reading it at school and I wanted to check it out and make sure it is suitable for a youngster to read. I read the whole thing in one sitting, couldn t put it down, and it made me cry. There was no content inappropriate adult. I finished reading the second book, Forge, and am not as into it as I haven t finished it... I've just wanted to skip to the third book, which is not yet written, I if I understand correctly.
   Fantastic book; I could not put it down!
My 13-year-old had to read the prequel to this for 8th grade reading, and so I read both the book and the prequel. They are both fascinating and I could not put them down! I also read another of Anderson's books Fever 1892 and was also captivating. I have to say that my daughter did not finish this book or even read the prequel, and she did not like Fever because of the descriptions of people suffering from serious illness. She is a historical reader, but is not her thing. I hope to make her interested enough to finish them both.
   Revolutionary War from Soldiers View
Not only is this told from the point of view of the African American fighting for his country and his freedom, we see the side of the soldier in this war. Always forgotten, not enough clothes, food and worked to the bone, while the generals etc had banquets and slept in houses. We rarely hear the hardship of the soldier, always the decisions of the generals in the war. This is set with the struggles as a soldier and a black man in that time to be free or join the army. After saving a soldier's life in the woods, Curzon joins the army.
   FORGE is a great view of history.
I bought this book for my granddaughter to read for the fifth grade. We read it together and I was amazed. I learned so much about the war in Valley Forge and what it must have been like for the soldiers at that time. They were starved by the elements and suffered with out necessary clothing. Opened a real eye on the history of that period. It was again a reminder to both us about the lives of slaves in that period. To have someone own you and nothing to say about your future was an eye opener for both of us.
   Loving It
I never knew that I could enjoy history so much, even if it isn't exactly accurate down to every detail, it does, putting you in the place and time period. The book is great :
   A Good Young Adult Book That Kept My Interest Too
After reading Chains by this author, I bought this book as well, A Good Young Adult Book That Kept My Interest Too.
   very good book
My daughter at the first school told me about Chains, the middle book in the series and I really enjoyed it. It is great for any reader of any age. I did not realize how violent the Revolutionary War was!
   Great Book
I also encourage Laurie Halse Anderson to read more books by .
   Daughter wanted the whole trilogy.
My daughter read the first book in the trilogy in school, and was thrilled to see that there were two other books. Of course, we had to get them!
   Very well written!
Very interesting and so well written. Gave had a wide sense of the times'history and the characters were very interesting.