- Pub. Date: September 2009
- Publisher: Walker & Company
- Format: Hardcover , 208pp
- Sales Rank: 220,367
- Age Range: Young Adult
An orphan named Drucilla has finally has a place to call home with the Putnam family in Salem. Although her adopted mother is strange—haunted by a troubled past—Dru feels drawn to her as the mother she never had. When a new reverend and his family move into town with their servant Tituba, life takes a strange turn as young girls begin to fall ill and accusations of witchcraft begin to swirl. Reluctant to turn her back on the Putnams or her peers and overwhelmed by the power of groupthink among the other girls in town, Dru becomes one of the accusers herself. But when her best friend Gabe is accused, she must find a way to end the hysteria, or risk losing him forever.My Thoughts:
This was a short book. A story woven around the Salem Witch Trials. Something that has always intrigued me. I find that things I can't wrap my brain around, attract me and I tend to enjoy books, movies, etc on the subject.
This book was a good read. I will say it took me a bit to get into and it was a slower read for me but I did enjoy it. It had a bit of a different take on the story. Seeing a little more behind the scenes of the accusations. More from the girls perspective or how the author chose to show their perspective. It's what I enjoyed about the book.
Author's Website: Anna Myers