Time of the Witches

By Myers, Anna

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An orphan named Drucilla has finally has a place to call home with the Putnam family in Salem. Although her adopted mother is strange—haunted by a troubled past—Dru feels drawn to her as the mother she never had. When a new reverend and his family move into town with their servant Tituba, life takes a strange turn as young girls begin to fall ill and accusations of witchcraft begin to swirl. Reluctant to turn her back on the Putnams or her peers and overwhelmed by the power of groupthink among the other girls in town, Dru becomes one of the accusers herself. But when her best friend Gabe is accused, she must find a way to end the hysteria, or risk losing him forever.

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

Gr 5-9 Myers brings a time of mass hysteria to life. Drucilla and her best friend, Gabe, are both orphans, raised by villagers. When they are 12, they take positions as servants. Widow Mary Putnam offers Gabe a home, and Drucilla is thrilled when the woman's stepson offers her a position, but she soon realizes that a feud between the two households will keep her and Gabe apart. Thomas's wife Ann is outwardly beautiful and charming, and Drucilla thinks that rumors of her maliciousness are unfoun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

Orphans Drucilla and Gabe were raised as siblings, then separated after being taken in by different families in colonial Salem...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on September 1, 2009

- A fast, engaging read. - Makes the reader curious to further explore the basis for all the accusations i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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