Elise's Reviews > I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691
I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691
This was a wonderful book, though horrible depressing about the stupidity and cruelty of the Salem Witch Trials. Deliverance is a simple Puritan girl with an open mind. She reads the Bible to an old woman who already knows it by heart. When the old woman is accused by Deliverance's friends and family of being a witch, she must keep her head down as her closest friend is convicted, or she too will be accused of witchcraft. As the "cursed" girls in town get more ill, more people are charged with witchcraft until the girls at last have had their share of blood-lust and stop acting. I read this in 4th or 5th grade and I'd definitely read it again.
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