In this story, set inand dealing with the circumstances of the Salem Witch Trials, we meet Susanna, a 15 year old girl who is desperate to be included in the popular girls meetings. What holds true with every book that I can name from this author, the characters are easy to understand and get to know, particularly for younger readers who are not as concerned with a rigid conformance to historical accuracy.
Nothing new or different, people all want to belong, unfortunately the girls in this group are highly imaginative and vengeful, and are the genesis of several false accusations of witchcraft in the town. What emerges is a story about standing up for what is right and truth, and whether or not Susanna can actually face the adults and her new friends and speak the truth as she knows it.
What holds true with every book that I can name from this author, the characters are easy to understand and get to know, particularly for younger readers who are not as concerned with a AudioBook Review Stars: In an addendum to the story Rinaldi explains her use of Susanna in the story, the inclusion and use of simple elements, and her own liberties with the facts.
Narrated by Laura Hicks, her clearly enunciated delivery and careful pacing feel comfortable and confident, delivering the story without excess embellishment or overly dramatic changes in pitch, tone or delivery to specifically delineate different characters.
All of the characters introduced are actual people, lived during the time and can be found in documents of the time, including information about the trials and the accusers. While providing a sense to young readers that history and the adults of the time may just have gotten everything wrong, for a variety of reasons.
My daughter loved her books, and it fed her ability and willingness to explore more history, and not fear the research. I was not compensated for this review: While she takes liberties in speech and behavior, each story has a solid grounding in the event, and then uses modern conventions to explain the errors of behavior then and now.
This actually provides some interesting facts that many may not be aware of, and as an introduction to the time, and a less difficult read than The Crucible, which is all based on the trials themselves, this was an enjoyable story and perfect for readers 12 and up.A Break with Charity has 5, ratings and reviews.
Ellisa said: I didn't like this book at first because the way she portrayed the setting was too i /5. A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials (ISBN ) is a novel by Ann Rinaldi released inand is part of the Great Episodes series.
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