Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (72)--Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson

Release Date: October 19, 2010 from Atheneum


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.

So, I don't have a picture of the Forge cover yet. Instead, I posted the lovely cover for Chains, the first book in the series. This is one of my most highly anticipated books of the year. The first book absolutely blew me away and I know this one will not disappoint. It never ceases to amaze me how talented Laurie is. She's always surprises me!


  1. I've read all her other books. This onesounds great.

  2. Oh God! I wan to read this one!

  3. This is really incredible way to learn about the revolutionary war and slavery, great book for the classroom. Great read!