Witch Child - Intro and Beginning Summary & Analysis

Celia Rees
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Intro and Beginning Summary

"Witch Child" by Celia Rees is an epistolary novel about a fourteen-year-old girl who flees the witch hunts in England and settles in a Puritan colony in America. After Mary's grandmother is executed as a witch, Mary flees her native England for a newfound colony in America, developing strong friendships and beginning to learn the power within herself as she finds her place in the New World; however, when the witch hunts begin in her new home, Mary fears her true nature will be discovered. "Witch Child" is a disturbing tale of a young girl tormented for things within herself which she did not choose.

In the Intro, Alison Ellman of Boston, MA indicates the following manuscript comes from documents found hidden in a colonial quilt, noting that the grammar is standardized for modern readers. Beginning starts in early...

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