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Saturday, May 7, 2016

2016 Challenge - Book 41, The Crucible

Today's review is for

The Crucible

This was under the category:  A Play

This is a play that is based on historical people and real events.  It tells the story of the Salem witches in Massachusetts in the 1600s.  There is a group of teenage girls that were caught practicing witchcraft in the woods, but turn the tables and confess to seeing at least 100 women and men in the town with the Devil.  The courts believe the children and arrest all the people they name.

This story was quite good.  I live in Massachusetts, and enjoyed visiting Salem and learning about the witch trials.  I shook my head several times reading this book - did these adults really take the word of these children over well respected men and women in the town?  If these adults confessed - they were let go.  If they didn't confess - even though they weren't guilty, they were hanged.  Huh?  Madness.  Many women and men died because they were accused and tried in court for witchcraft, and they were hanged even if they were innocent.  Incredible.

I recommend this book.  It was well written, and flowed nicely, and the story was easy to read.  Check it out.

Stars: 4

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