Book Reviews of The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
ISBN-13: 9780440995777
ISBN-10: 0440995779
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 265 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Good read showing what prejudices existed in the late 1600's puritian communities. While I think the book was written to the lighter side of "fitting-in" the treatment of Hannah was most likely a very real thing during that time period as well as mean spirited. The book ends with all being happy (except the real mean woman), which I always like, but may not have been real for the times.
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This is one of my top five favorite books. It's short, but excellent through and through. I first read it when I was 16, and thoroughly enjoyed it, and I have read it many times since. This is a short, easy-to-read book.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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AThe sunshine and laughter of childhood seemed centuries adn worlds away as Kit Tyler viewed the forbidding New England coast. The lovley young woman had been raised amid luxury in the Caribbean, but now she was ann orphan, unloved adn alone, dependent on relatives she had never see.
Awaiting her in the bleak dwelling that was her new home were suspicions and loneliness. The master of the house despided everything about her. The man, who claimed to love her, abandoned her to the circle of terror. And there was nowhere to turn, no one to help, no way to escape the evil claiming her as victim...
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Award winning classic.
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I don't remember a whole lot about this book because it was a book I read as a young teen. I know it must of been one of my favorites though because I only kept my favorite books from when I was a young teen in hopes that someday if I had a girl she would enjoy them too. Well, I've had two boys and am done in the kid department so any young girls who like to read around ages 10-16, I'd say, you will enjoy this book.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This is a great story. I'd put it right up there with Caddie Woodlawn, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Summer of the Monkeys, and all of the other books one should read at young ages.
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Not at all what I expected but I really liked it.
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This book was read to my class when I was in 5th grade. I loved it so much that I later read it myself. I kept a copy clear through high school. It has been many years since I have read it, but the story is one that I have never forgotten. It's a great book for young readers. I think 11-14 is the best age range for this book.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I just read this again 25 years later, and it still struck me with the same passion I felt the last time. It's still a book I would recommend for a tween, but even though the issues are simplified, it really gives an idea of what life was like for puritans in New England. Viewed from another outsider, it makes us feel like we are really there. I highly recommend...
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This is my favorite book of all times!! I read it at least once a year.
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Wonderful book to read and learn!
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I always loved this book as a child...great read.
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A must for any study of colonial America.
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One of my childhood favorites
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Excellent novel about assumptions and tolerance. One of my favorites as a child.
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I read this back in grade school,excellent book.
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EASY READ
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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This is a wonderful story that tells you the way things really were in Colonial America.