Reviewed by Abigail G. (age 12)
Elizabeth Speare can vividly portray Kit's point of view without overdoing it. I think this book is fast-paced and exciting. I felt the characters in this book all had big, easy-to-remember personalities. My favorite character was Mercy, who, though quiet, is quite determined, despite her handicap. This book was not illustrated, but I like it better that way. I enjoy making up in my mind the appearance of all the characters, as opposed to having it been done already for me. Kit reminds me of myself sometimes, when I turn into an extreme sissy. This is a book like no other. The time period is popular in books, but the subject matter is very UNIQUE! In modern times, you are not often accused of being a witch, but, like with the townspeople and Widow Tupper, people still tend to judge a book by its cover. This book teaches people that this is wrong!
I think that others should read this book because it is full of suspense, excitement, and even a little romance! I believe that fourth through eighth grade girls will enjoy The Witch of Blackbird Pond!