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The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Community Reviews back

by Elizabeth George Speare
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Reading Wolf
Reading Wolf rated it 7 years ago
FIVE STARS for a captivating story!!Kit Tyler comes from a very different place than Puritan Connecticut. She is from a land with brilliant sunshine, crashing waves, and warm sand. When her grandfather dies she has the option to stay in her island home or strike out for an unfamiliar environment liv...
TsalagiWriter rated it 7 years ago
Kit's grandfather has passed away and now that he's gone, she only has one place to go. Connecticut to live with her aunt and uncle. Kit has lived all her life in Barbados and life in Connecticut is much different. The Puritans have a much different view of things than Kit does. They are already sus...
deborahmarkus7 rated it 7 years ago
Just reread this childhood favorite. My son and I are studying the Salem witch trials, and this story takes place very near them in every sense. What I think I admire most about this book is that the writer doesn't idealize her protagonist. It's not just that Kit isn't perfect -- she's terribly wron...
Linhtalinhtinh rated it 7 years ago
Another great Newbery Medal to read. I enjoy reading and learning about the life of the Puritan New Englanders in late 17th century. There were sterness and coldness, there were sometimes stupidity and superstition, but there were also great strength and belief in freedom. The book touches a bit on ...
Dichotomygirl rated it 7 years ago
3.5 Stars
Books and Whimsy
Books and Whimsy rated it 7 years ago
Read this as a kid. I remember really liking it!
inconceivably rated it 7 years ago
Somehow I missed reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare when I was a kid. I now definitely fully appreciate what I was missing - I finally picked it up and read it during the last readathon and couldn't believe how much I loved it! Thinking about how much more it would mean t...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 8 years ago
I really enjoyed this book. I remember reading it in school years ago, but a lot of time has passed since then, and I didn't even remember how the story ended. It didn't take long to re-read this book as it's intended for a YA audience, but even as an adult, I found myself caught up in the suspens...
debzbookshelf rated it 9 years ago
Read the FULL REVIEW!Kit has moved from her home in Barbados to live with her relatives in Connecticut. She doesn’t particularly like it there with the strict and narrow minded Puritans. Her high spirits can’t stand it!
paigeawesome rated it 9 years ago
4 1/2 starsGreat story!
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