Title: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Given my review of The Bronze Bow, I approached this one with some trepidation. This story, however, has all of the good points and none of the religious heavy-handedness of its successor. Kit is a relatively well-developed character, and the Puritans are not flat caricatures of themselves. They are real people, just a little over-straight-laced. The ending is a little too pat, but it’s nice to have a book that ends well for everyone every once in a while. This book would be great, as it is often used, as a fictional introduction to a unit on early American history.