06 February 2015

Bound; Sally Cabot Gunning

BoundBound by Sally Cabot Gunning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Good historical fiction brings the era to life, illuminating things that we may not have known before. Bound highlights the life of an indentured servant in pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts, showing how casually children could be forced into that life (in this case, a father selling his daughter so as to pay for passage to the Colonies) and what that life could look like for the child, both good and bad. Where the book fails is the pregnancy plot, and the unnecessary addition of Sam Adams and the start of the revolution. The indenture issues alone would have been enough for this book stand on.

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