Pupils are invited to submit a review of our book of the week, ‘Chains’ by Laurie Halse Anderson.

‘Isabel and her sister Ruth are slaves. Sold from one owner to the next, they arrive in New York as the Americans are fighting for their independence, and the English are struggling to maintain control. Soon Isabel struggles to keep herself and her sister safe in a world in which they have no control. This haunting and compelling novel tells not only the story of a remarkable girl and her incredible strength but also of a time and place in which slavery was the order of the day.’

Suitable for Year 7 upwards.