Sunday, August 1

Review: Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill

Wicked Girls
Title: Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials
By: Stephanie Hemphill
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Balzer & Bray Books
My Copy: Review Copy from Publisher
BookWhisperer Rating:
three stars
Book Description:
What started out as girls' games became a witch hunt. Wicked Girls is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials told from the perspectives of three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692.
Ann Putnam Jr. plays the queen bee. When her father suggests that a spate of illnesses within the village is the result of witchcraft, Ann grasps her opportunity. She puts in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of the people around her forever.
Mercy Lewis, the beautiful servant in Ann's house, inspires adulation in some and envy in others. With a troubled past, she seizes her only chance at safety.
Margaret Walcott, Ann's cousin, is desperately in love and consumed with fiery jealousy. She is torn between staying loyal to her friends and pursuing the life she dreams of with her betrothed.
With new accusations mounting daily against the men and women of the community, the girls will have to decide: Is it too late to tell the truth?
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This is a book about the Witch Hunt in Salem in 1692. I personally like reading books that shed like onto interesting stories such as this one. I found this particular book is  a little difficult due the book being written as a series of poems that alternate between characters. Prepare yourself for the dialect of this book, written appropriately for the new world setting this story will require focus to decipher. As a whole, there was nothing in this book that reached out and bit me that I just must rave about.  In name of History this is an entertaining read that brings light on a horrific time in our nation, and I feel this along is reason enough to read this book. 
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1 comment:

Monster of Books said...

I've seen this on quite a few blogs lately. Seems interesting will have to check it out.