Saturday, October 22, 2011

Book Review By E: "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare

"The Witch of Blackbird Pond" is a really great book! it is about learning to live with change.

When Kit Tyler leaves her home in the Caribbean islands to live in Connecticut Colony, she must learn to live a simple Puritan life. Then she is accused of being a witch! She learns what it is like to have judgement passed on you by people who don't know anything about you.

I read this while we were on our way to Salem, Massachusetts, the home of the Salem Witch Trials. We visited a museum that told all about the girls and adults who were involved in the trials. This book gave me a different view of the story. It was especially interesting because we got to see the places that the story talks about.

This book has been around a very long time. My mom read it when she was a kid, too. School Library Journal lists it among the top 100 books!

Boys would not like this book because it is about a girl and boys wouldn't understand it. It is for ages 9 and up. There are tense places and scary things.

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