The Witch of Blackbird Pond Book Review - Sophie C.


Genre: Historical fiction

Author: Elizabeth George Speare

Reviewer: Sophie C., 10 years old


The Witch of Blackbird Pond is historical fiction, based in America,and addresses gender roles, revolution, religion, and the Salem witch trials.


This book did not elicit emotion in me. I did enjoy reading it though,and I wanted to continue reading. I wanted to know what happened to Kit and Hannah, and if they made it out alive. I learned from this book that Quakers were treated horrible at the time, and that women had absolutely no say in anything, not even who they married.


I think this is a very good book and would recommend reading if you enjoy historical fiction. I think the author kind of cut the story short, and the climax was near the end of the book. But, overall I would definitely recommend this book to a friend or family member.


4/5