Title: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives’ stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit’s friendship with the “witch” is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!
I honestly didn’t know this book existed until a friend of mine posted the book! And thank goodness I saw it because I loved it so much!
Kit was such an awesome character. She was strong-willed, determined, caring and an awesome young woman for girls to look up to!
I also loved Mercy and Hannah! Oh and Nat, my lovely Nat! And John! So many wonderful characters!
The writing in this was well done and I normally don’t read historical things, but witch accusations have always interested me because at that time back then things could be frightening really. Anyone could be accused.
This story was wonderful with great characters and so much more!
Have you read this book?