The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Our rating: *****

Kit Tyler has left her house in Barbados and has come to live with her aunt’s family in colonial Connecticut. But everything seems so different that Kit, unaccustomed to the strict Puritanical lifestyle, can’t seem to do anything right. Soon, however, she finds a friend in Hannah Tupper, a sweet old Quaker woman, whom everyone believes to be a witch, living by herself near Blackbird Pond. But if Kit’s friendship with Hannah is discovered, she will never be accepted by the colonists. She must decide between her duty, and what her heart tells her.

This is a wonderful book full of love, anger, rejection, fear, sadness, and relief. It’s also fascinating to see how the colonists lived. Once you start this book, you’ll have a hard time putting it down until you’ve finished. All that to say, I can’t decide which of Elizabeth George Speare’s I like the most: The Bronze Bow or The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

One Response to “The Witch of Blackbird Pond”

  1. This is a really interesting and fun book, please try it!

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