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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
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May 21, 2009

it was amazing

One of my favorite historical fictions...because it's not boring!

This is the way to travel back in time; follow Kit as she lands on the bleak shores of Connecticut during the Puritan times. Having grown up in Barbados with a loving grandfather, Kit is totally unprepared for the harsh, hard-working, god-fearing life of colonial America. Her new family; an aunt, uncle, and two cousins, have mixed feelings about the new addition to their household.

Kit finds solace with a old hermit woman named Hannah, a Quaker who is condemned as a witch by the townsfolk, and Nat, the fiery son of a merchant ship's captain. But can she weather the challenges that rage through the town, including accusations of witchcraft aimed at her?

Set against a backdrop of Patriots vs. Loyalists, witch hunts, and other historical happenings, this is not just some dull history tale; it is the story of a girl standing out amid a society hoping to squash her down, and finally finding the place she belongs in.
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Cara I like books dealing with the Revolutionary War and this sounds promising. Thanks for writing the review.

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