Friday, June 03, 2011

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

This is an okay book written by Elizabeth George Speare. Kit Tyler, an orphan, leaves her Caribbean paradise and arrives in Connecticut to the harsh reality of Puritan society. She must now live her life in accordance with strict laws and suppress unnecessary emotions. As time passes, she meets the infamous Witch of Blackbird Pond and a sailor named Nat. Kit comes to realize that her friendship with the witch has caused paranoia among village people, which leads to rumors of witchcraft.

The book was published in 1958 and won a Newbery Medal.

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