Friday, August 29, 2014


This book is for 4 of my reading challenges.
100+ Challenge
What's in a Name3[Body of Water]
Shelf Discovery Challenge
52 Books in 52 Weeks[Wk. 6]

"The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare Review
Forced to leave her sunny Caribbean home for the bleak Connecticut Colony, Kit Tyler is filled with trepidation. As they sail up the river to Kit's new home, the teasing and moodiness of a young sailor named Nat doesn't help. Still, her unsinkable spirit soon bobs back up. What this spirited teenager doesn't count on, however, is how her aunt and uncle's stern Puritan community will view her. In the colonies of 1687, a girl who swims, wears silk and satin gowns, and talks back to her elders is not only headstrong, she is in grave danger of being regarded as a witch. When Kit befriends an old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, it is more than the ascetics can take: soon Kit is defending her life. Who can she count on as she confronts these angry and suspicious townspeople?
# Reading level: Ages 9-12
# Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
# Publisher: Laurel Leaf; 38th THUS edition (May 15, 1978)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0440995779
# ISBN-13: 978-0440995777

MY THOUGHTS: This is another book I never would have read if not for the reading challenge Shelf Discovery. I loved all the characters in the book. They were all so real. And the story had a wonderful ending. It was very frighting to read when Kit is accused of being a witch. I often wonder about that time, when people where accused of being witches for any excuse. A cow quit giving milk, a child was misbehaving, or the chickens quit laying. It doesn't really sound like a good excuse to accuse someone of being a witch, but they were. If you were in any way different during those times you were looked upon as being a witch. That really sounds absurd now a days, but back then it was very serious. If you haven't read this book you should, it will give you some insight as to how people lived during those hard difficult times.



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