Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature co-hosted by Never Too Fond of Books and The Housework Can Wait. This is a fun way to write about and review beloved books we haven't read in a while.
Here’s how it works:
1. Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any great book will do.2. Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.4. Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!
This week, my throwback is The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.
My Review:Kit Tyler must leave behind shimmering Caribbean islands to join the stern Puritan community of her relatives. She soon feels caged, until she meets the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. But when their friendship is discovered, Kit herself is accused of witchcraft!
I never read The Witch of Blackbird Pond while I was still in school like most people have, but a friend I worked with talked me into reading it a couple years ago. Since I considered this book a "homework" type book, I pre-judged it as boring before I ever opened the cover. I was in for a surprise. The writing of Elizabeth George Speare quickly brought me back in time. The story gave you a look at Puritan life, including its prejudices and false accusations. The main character, Kit, is a spunky, free spirit who already sticks out in her new town. Then she befriends the town's outcast, thought to be a witch, despite any negative repercussions it could cause for herself from society. The book is very well written and teaches some valuable lessons all while keeping you entertained. This is technically a children's book, but I think both young adults and adults would enjoy it just as much if not more.
To learn more about Elizabeth George Speare and her books, visit her page on Goodreads.