Wicked Girls: A Novel Of The Salem Witch Trials

Paperback | October 1, 2013

byStephanie Hemphill

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From Printz Honor winner and Your Own, Sylvia author Stephanie Hemphill comes this fictionalized account of the Salem Witch trials from three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692.

Ann Putnam Jr. is the queen bee. When her father suggests a spate of illnesses in the village is the result of witchcraft, she puts in motion a chain of events that will change Salem forever.

Mercy Lewis is the beautiful servant in Ann's house who inspires adulation in some and envy in others. With her troubled past, she seizes her only chance at safety.

Margaret Walcott, Ann's cousin, is desperately in love. She is torn between staying loyal to her friends and pursuing a life with her betrothed.

With new accusations mounting against the men and women of the community, the girls will have to decide: Is it too late to tell the truth?

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From Printz Honor winner and Your Own, Sylvia author Stephanie Hemphill comes this fictionalized account of the Salem Witch trials from three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692. Ann Putnam Jr. is the queen bee. When her father suggests a spate of illnesses in the village is the result of witchcraft, she puts in motion a ch...

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What started out as girls' games became a witch hunt. Wicked Girls is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials told from the perspectives of three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692.Ann Putnam Jr. plays the queen bee. When her father suggests that a spate of illnesses within the village is the result of witchcraft...

Stephanie Hemphill is also the award-winning author ofWicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, aLos Angeles TimesBook Prize finalist;Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book;Sisters of Glass; andThings Left Unsaid: A Novel in Poems. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061853305

ISBN - 13:9780061853302

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sort of a suprise I picked this one up based on my interest in the Salem witch trials without really looking inside so I was surprised to realize it was a verse novel. I wasn't expecting to like it but it was pretty good.
Date published: 2016-11-29

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“An atmospheric tale.”