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Author: Alice Hoffman
From School Library Journal — The opposing forces of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal underscore this brief but rich tale set during the Spanish Inquisition. Told by 16-year-old Estrella deMadrigal, the novel shows how gruesome beliefs nourished by ignorance and prejudice destroyed the lives of countless people. Hoffman weaves a tale of a clos...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316010191
ISBN-10: 0316010197
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Alice Hoffman's words are like poetry in this book. Hoffman books have always been a favorite. She has a gift for blending magic, history, love of nature, and a style of fiction that belongs only to her.
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Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite writers, and this book is suitable for both adults and teens. Sad but beautifully written, and strangely hopeful. Persecution of Jews in Spain in the 1500s.
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I love historical fiction. This book pulled me in from the very beginning. Alice Hoffman is a wonderful writer. The Inquisition was an atrocity at every level. I would highly recommend this book to young adults. It give light to an era that is probably overlooked today in many schools.

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