The Witch of Blackbird Pond Book Review - Mason

Author: Elizabeth George Speare

Genre: Historical fiction

Reviewer: Mason, 10 years old

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a historical fiction novel that is set in America. It tells you about New England and some things that happened there. A person got accused of being a witch and that actually really happened. It is historical fiction, which means that it was a real time era but it not non-fiction which means it didn’t

really happen.

At the beginning its pretty boring but once you you’re more than half way done, it’s a very interesting book. If you just want to read a quick book because you’re bored then I say go for something else that’s interesting quicker. But if you want to go for a long read and you’re willing to spend the time, I highly recommend this book.

It made me feel sad for the innocent people who died because of the witch hysteria. Near the end it made me want to read more and find out what happens next. It surprised me how they come up with the stories of witchcraft. I learned about a new time in history. It’s better than a history book because it tells about history and it has an interesting story with the characters. I feel that with a history book you can’t really empathise with the characters. For people who like historical fiction it’s a really good book that I recommend. If you like fantasy well I wouldn’t recommend. A few parts they thought were real like the witchcraft stuff but if we heard it now it would seem like fantasy.

I loved reading the book and I give it a 4/5 because it takes a while to get into it.