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Salem Witch (My Side of the Story)

by Patricia Hermes

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SALEM WITCH: MY SIDE OF THE STORY is told from two different perspectives.

Elizabeth is a young girl living in Boston who unfortunately angers the wrong people: her cousin and her cousin's friends. Suddenly, Elizabeth finds herself being accused of being a witch! And this isn't good news since the town of Boston recently hung a few accused "witches."

Can Elizabeth prove her innocence before she is hanged? What will happen if no one believes that she's innocent of these charges?

George is the son of a very prominent Bostonian. He is around for all of these witch accusations and becomes increasingly afraid of the horrors happening throughout the town. When his best friend, Elizabeth, is accused of being a witch, George knows this witch business might not be truly legit.

Can George save his friend from the horrors of being named a witch? Or will George stick to his family ties, mainly his father, and persecute all women accused of being a witch?

Patricia Hermes writes about an interesting and controversial historical event through the eyes of two youngsters. Her ability to tell this gruesome story through a shield of innocence is amazing. Overall, this book is a good read that is both entertaining and informational. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 12, 2009 |
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Salem, 1692. Devils and witches are an accepted fact of life and religion. When some girls in the village begin having fits and tremors, their torments are attributed to the action of witches. Elizabeth Putnam and her parents are different from many of the other village folk, and they doubt the superstitions that terrify the town. As Elizabeth struggles to find her way among the alarming events, she also finds herself at odds with George, her best friend and companion since babyhood. Things come to a head when Elizabeth herself is accused of witchcraft, and George must make a difficult choice between what his community believes and what he knows to be true. Readers start the story in Elizabeth's voice and finish the story in George's voice, where they learn how he finds a resolution to his heartwrenching predicament and the conclusion of his own side of the story.

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As Salem, Massachusetts gets swept up in the witch trials in 1692, Elizabeth knows that the accusers are wrong, but George is afraid of the witches. Read Elizabeth's story first, then George's.

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