The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a thrilling tale of fiction.
It is set in the early American settlement of Connecticut before the American Revolution.
Katherine Tyler also known as Kit, was living in the Island of Barbados.
Until the unfortunate death of her Grandfather.
She is then forced to leave her luxurious lifestyle to go live with her uncle’s family in the colony of Connecticut.
When she gets there, she finds that the lifestyle of her relatives is drastically different than what she is used too.
Instead of having the servants do the work, she now has to work from morning till night.
She has to help her aunt and cousins cook, clean, and provide for the family.
The longer she stays, the more she feels unwanted.
She meets a strange woman named Hannah Tupper, who becomes one of her few friends.
The rest of the town thinks that Hannah is a witch. Kit continues to find friends who don’t quit fit in like herself.
Then one dreary night, all the work she has done to at least, somewhat fit in is destroyed.
Will she ever be accepted in America, or is she destined to be alone and an outcast forever?
Awards: John Newbery Medal
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Age Range: 11 and up
Media Type: paperback, hardcover, audio book
ISBN; hardcover: 978-0-395-07114-4
What I liked about The Witch of Blackbird Pond:
I liked The Witch of Blackbird Pond because it is a sweet story full of love and sacrifice.
During Kit’s stay with her Uncle, not only does she deal with the rigors of every day life, but also the swirling drama of her cousins love lives, as well as her own.
This book is full of danger, drama, and romance.
Once you start reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond, it is hard to stop!
My favorite character:
I think my favorite character in this book is Kit.
I like how Kit doesn’t give up and she keeps on trying.
Although, quite frankly, I like most of the characters.
Those that are not so nice are actually a bit funny in some cases. S
o all in all this book is pretty cool.
The Grandmotherly way that Hannah Tupper helps Kit is endearing to read about as well.
This story has several twists and turns, all of them are interesting to read.
What I didn’t like about The Witch of Blackbird Pond:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond is an interesting story.
I really can’t think of much I didn’t like. There is one part that I can remember.
It is when Kit and her cousins are going to a corn husking. Who ever found a red kernel got to kiss somebody.
That was not my favorite part, but over all the book was very good.
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