Forge - Laurie Halse Anderson


By Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Release Date: 2011-08-02
  • Genre: Historical
Forge book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 121 Ratings)

Forge Laurie Halse Anderson Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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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  • Forge

    By BuzzyBet
    Well written and researched. Ending up in the air but at least the 2 runaway slaves were not captured. Interesting account of the conditions at Valley Forge for the American soldiers and what they had to endure to survive one winter. BJW
  • Forge

    By Cece_Reed
    Absolutely AMAZING!!! It was a great sequel to Chains. Can't wait until Ashes comes out!

    By War is a crime
    So this is like one of the best books ever written and you should definitely read it if you like historical fiction! Also if anyone knows when Ashes is gonna come out please please please tell me! I try to search it and city of ashes pops up every where!
  • i loved it!!!

    By t-lex🤘🏼
    this book sends such an amazing message and i can’t wait to start reading the last book!
  • Can't wait

    By AnonymousNumber
    I just finished reading chains and I will soon read forge!! (Above rating is my assumed rating) I'm sure it will be thrilling to see how the companionship of Isabel and Curzon will play out. The Chains story was so entangling and pushes people further to read. Forge will surely be just as in inspiring and exciting as Chains!
  • Nice!!!

    By tickleme
    Best book ev!!!!!!bcant what for ashes!!!!!! Plz come out soon!!!!!!
  • Forge or fantastic

    By Little evil gummy beat
    I am reading this in school . I haven't finish but it seems great . I need to know if she ever finds Ruth. Someone please tell me.

    By Makayla 384
    I loved chains and now forge and I'm dying for Ashes!!!!
  • #1 Fan!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By I love LHA!!!!!!
    I loved Chains I love this book I was sad when I finished both novels. I CAN'T want till Ashes comes out!
  • Forge

    By lillydaddario
    Really great book for a report, yet interesting too!

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