Shaya's Reviews > A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials

A Break with Charity by Ann Rinaldi
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Nov 08, 10

bookshelves: historical-fiction, school-year-2010-2011, before-goodreads
Recommended for: fans of young adult historical fiction
Read from October 26 to November 05, 2010, read count: 2

This is probably one of my favorite Ann Rinaldi books. The Salem Witch Trials are a very interesting time in history and harder to understand than say, the American Revolution which has many historical fiction books written about it.

The characters are very interesting and I appreciated that it was very factually accurate. Susannah is a sympathetic character and her unique perspective adds to the book. Rinaldi does a good job of giving enough explanation of the cause of the hysteria to satisfy readers but still leaving it open to some interpretation.
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