Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Quotable - Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Today's quotation comes from one of my favorite books of 2008, Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. The book captured my attention from the first few lines:

"The best time to talk to ghosts is just before the sun comes up. That's when they can hear us true, Momma said. That's when ghosts can answer us."
-- Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains p. 3
Quotable will be a weekly feature at Bookish Ruth starting on Friday.


  1. What a beautiful opening. Have you posted a review for the book on your blog? I'd love to read what you had to say!

  2. Fraser, I'll be posting my review soon. I wanted to go ahead and read this a second time before reviewing it. This was my first time reading anything by Laurie Halse Anderson, and I have to admit I was totally unprepared for what awaited me. I was so blown away by Chains when I read it the first time that it left me completely speechless -- it's one of those rare books that I don't think I'll ever be able to do justice to with a review. I will, however, do my best because this is a book that needs to be read -- especially by middle schoolers and high schoolers who think that our nation's past has no impact on them or the country's future.