Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Teaser Tuesdays (3)

The past week or so, I have been very busy with school work, so I am sorry that I haven't posted as much as I would have liked!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along and have fun! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
 Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

This week's extract comes from the book Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie medal, which tells the story of a young slave girl  called Isabelsold to a family with her younger sister Ruth in New York at the time of the Revolutionary War American Independence and her own fight for freedom.

The extract (Some sentences are missing as there is so much to share from the page!):

'Craaack! Lightening struck from the blue sky: Madam slapped my face so hard that it near threw me to the ground............ My cheek burned, but I fought the hot tears and tried to swallow the lump in my throat.No one had ever slapped my face like that, not once in my whole life. Better me than Ruth, better me than Ruth.'

So far I am really enjoying the book and finding it very interesting, especially as it is set in a time and place that I have never read about before as I have mainly read British historical fiction before. Look out for a review on it soon!!!


  1. i've been really looking forward to this one. I thought the first one was terrific--have you read the first one?

  2. Oh, I thought that Chains was the first one? The cover in the picture is the new paperback version (instead of the red/yellow hardback.) I think that the sequel is called Forge, which I can't wait to read when it comes out :)


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