Very engaging novel about the Salem witch trials of the late 17th century. This is told from the perspective of 10-year old Sarah Carrier whose mother was hung as a witch in 1692. Kent uses very vivid descriptions of life in that time including life on a farm in Andover, Massachusetts, and then life in the filth of a prison cell full of accused witches, both female and male. She brings to life how mass hysteria of some young girls led to the deaths of many innocents. I would recommend this one for anyone interested in life in the colonies during the 1600s and anyone interested in the Salem witch trials and executions.