I beseech thee, O Lord, by Thy great mercy take us home, by the hand of Colonel Regan, take us home, in all Thy glory, take us home, ad astra, ad astra, ad astra…

– Isabel Finch, Chains

I’m currently reading Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, and it’s truly one of a kind. I like it because it describes how the life of a slave was, in a realistic and relatable way. When you hear about the history  of the slaves in America, it often comes off in a cold manner, the sole intent often being educational. But this book makes it all real. I feel like this teenage girl is real, and like I truly get to follow her on her journey, her struggle for freedom. It’s a beautiful story. Actually, it’s a beautiful book as well. It has a pretty cover, and the pages are lavender. Reading this book is a true joy for many reasons, and I highly recommend it.