Incantation Author:Alice Hoffman This kind of knowing you can never tell to anyone. If you want us to survive, you cannot trust a soul. — Estrella de Madrigal thought she knew herself: daughter, granddaughter, dearest friend. But truth is rare in this cruel and unforgiving century in Spain, when Jews who refused conversion to Christianity risked everything-love, life, family, fa... more »ith.
Then: a startling discovery shakes Estrella's world to the core. Emerging from a cocoon of secrets, new love burns brightly, but betrayal unleashes a monstrous evil upon her. Estrella must find the strength-despite grave consequences-to become the person she is destined to be
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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.
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.
Interesting fictional read about a part in history that was devastating again to the Jewish people. This book deals with young love,the love of a secret Jewish family for each other and their true faith.