Daily Archives: January 29, 2013

Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials

by Stephanie Hemphill
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Category: Poetry

Personal Evaluation: I’m not really that interested in the Salem witch trial history, but I found it interesting to read what could have been happening. I guess I don’t know that much about it, so I’m not sure whether the accusation that the girls were making it all up was true or not, but it was a different take on it than I remember getting in history class.

What might interest children: My roommate looked at this and said it was exactly the kind of thing she would have loved as a teenager and that it dealt with a non-fiction topic but as fiction which made it more accessible. I think a lot of teenage girls would find this really compelling with the whole Twilight / vampire phenomenon.