A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials

A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials

by Ann Rinaldi

What she doesn't realize is that the girls are about to set off a torrent of false accusations leading to the imprisonment and execution of count innocent people.

Susanna faces a painful choice.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Rating: 3.79
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish Date: July 1st 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn10: 0152046828
  • Isbn13: 9780152046828

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I also didn't like the main character very much. I did like that the book was based on real people though.

Historical fiction can be more fiction and less history and more history and less fiction, but this book is strong in both the story while keeping the history correct. Three hundred and some years later, the feelings and fears of a teeange girl still ring true.

AudioBook Review Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 5 Ive long held the belief that an Ann Rinaldi book opens the door to a younger reader, teaching them that they can connect and enjoy history. 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. 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.

I don't read many witch stories but this was a great choice for the challenge of reading a book outside of my comfort Zone. This book covers the Salem Witch trials in the late 1600's that starts with a circle of girls who want to cause trouble for the town of Salem just for sport. Most of the characters appeared to be weak except for the trouble makers which was the circle of girls who started everything. Overall it was an interesting read, but not sure who to recommend it too because I feel like a lot of people would be disappointed in the story and the cast of characters.

This book did a very good job of teaching and entertaining at the same time. A very good read.

Rinaldi's books are always hit or miss with me.

Ann Rinaldi, A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials review to follow soon. I really enjoyed this haunting book about the Salem Witch Trials. I found it a very interesting read. The experience was a great one and I would encourage anyone at all interested in the subject matter to read this book.

2. This book follows a young girl, Susanna English through her experience with the Witch Trials. 3. I dont think this book is a very good choice for a middle school student. I think that if you wanted to find a book to entertain middle school students this would not be the book to do so. I did enjoy the romance between Johanathan and Susanna and the constent fear of people getting accused of Witchcraft. d. No, I did not enjoy this book because I thought the names were very confusing and the plot line was very uninteresting.

August 27, 1934, in New York City) is a young adult fiction author. She says that she writes young adult books "because I like to write them."