From the award-winning author of All the Broken Pieces and Serafina's Promise comes a new novel-in-verse that is a gripping, transcendent story about a little-known piece of slave history. The day Grace is called from the slave cabins to work in the Big House, Mama makes her promise to keep her eyes down. Uncle Jim warns her to keep her thoughts tucked private in her mind or they could bring a whole lot of trouble and pain.But the more Grace sees of the heartless Master and hateful Missus, the more a rightiness voice clamors in her head-asking how come white folks can own slaves, sell them on the auction block, and separate families forever. When that voice escapes without warning, it sets off a terrible chain of events that prove Uncle Jim's words true. Suddenly, Grace and her family must flee deep into the woods, where they brave deadly animals, slave patrollers, and the uncertainty of ever finding freedom.With candor and compassion, Ann E. Burg unearths a startling chapter of Americ...
|Title||:||Unbound: A Novel in Verse|
|Number of Pages||:||347 pages|
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Unbound: A Novel in Verse Reviews
This book was one of the best books that I have every read. I first read it because my friend recommended it to me. I didn't think much of it and gave it a try. I read the first few pages and immediately fell in love. This book had emotion and adventure tied together to make one AWESOME book. I would recommend this book to anyone.
I want to read this to my fourth-grade class. No, I need to read it to them. They need to hear Grace's story, and - living in Virginia - they need to have a heartfelt connection to the Great Dismal Swamp. Ann Burg has accomplished a great work in capturing words to describe hope in the face of the horror of slavery, all in a manner appropriate for middle-grade readers. Hope embodied by the courage and sacrifice of others. Stunning.
I really liked reading Unbound because its one of the best novel in verse I've read. I like how the author put in detail in the little things. I would recommend this book to people who like novel in verse
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This story about freedom and family will stay with me for a while. It was particularly meaningful because the Great Dismal Swamp is not too far away from me, and I had not previously given any thought about its importance in the past.
I feel fortunate that I discovered and was able to read two novels in verse in a row. This one had quite a unique story to tell. It's not just about slavery or escaping or freedom. These slaves escape to the swamps where they make a new life. It's based on true accounts. The author employs dialect to tell this story, which can slow the reading down a tad, but makes the story feel more authentic. And truly, this is a fast-paced, read-it-to-the-end kind of story anyway. It never slows down. You ca ...more
I absolutely loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. Although it is written in verse, it was as compelling, detailed, and emotional as a novel written in complete, descriptive sentences. It is told from the point of view of a young slave girl. The author's craft allows the reader to see both what she thinks and what she says in authentic language as she goes through her daily experiences of a young slave realizing how brutal and unfair her life is.
I loved, loved, loved Unbound because of the unique choice of writing the novel in verse. While the story was a quick read, it felt unified in a way that made you want to read more. However, the end was a bit of a cliffhanger. I wish the author wrapped up the story more. Overall, the story was one of my favorites I have read so far.
This book was amazing! Grace was so brave and smart! Everyone NEEDS to read this book!