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Forge (Reprint) (Paperback) (Laurie Halse Anderson)

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For many readers, Forge“will be one of the best novels they have ever read” (starred review fromKirkus Reviews)!Blistering winds. Bitter cold. And the hope of a new future. In this compelling sequel toChains, 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.
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.

 

* “Masterful storytelling weaves themes of friendship, politics, love, and liberty into a deeply satisfying tale that will leave readers hungry for the final volume.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

“It is difficult to imagine there will ever be historical fiction about this time in America that is more nuanced or respectful of time and place. Forge is a terrific return not only to the colonial era but to historical accuracy.” —The New York Times

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 297.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Seeds of America
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Language: English
Street Date: April 24, 2012
TCIN: 14008636
UPC: 9781416961451
Item Number (DPCI): 248-79-7784

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