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Friday, January 24, 2014

The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble

Kathleen Benner Duble researched her family history and learned that they were present in the Salem witch trials. She took real information, like names and prison records, and put them together to create this story. That's what makes this so interesting, is that almost all of it... is true.

In the story, Abigail and her sister, Dorothy, are accused of being witches by three girls who claim to be tormented by the devil, only calmed by a witch's touch. They are put in jail with their aunt and have to survive while their mother tries to get them out. When it comes time for their trial, not all of them who have gone in will come out, and they have to make a drastic decision that will change the course of history forever.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an interesting historical read, and, as said by my friends, wants a heart-wrenching plotline that will leave you in tears.

I'd rate The Sacrifice 8 out of 10 because, while it was very good and interesting in the fact that most of it was true, it didn't keep my attention throughout the entire book. It didn't make me cry, either. Hopefully it does to you!!

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