rating: 4 of 5 stars
Although slow to start, but beautifully written, you can't help but wonder how newcomer Kit Tyler will fare in her Puritan uncle's household. Kit, arriving fresh off the boat from Barbados, is a colorful, tropical bird amongst a flock of brown sparrows and just doesn't get these uptight colonial New Englanders. In an act of teenage rebellion as well as a desire for friendship with a fellow outsider, Kit defies her uncle and befriends Hannah, Quaker and fabled "witch." As I was reading this, I thought to myself that if I had read this during middle school, I would've found American colonial life a whole darn lot more interesting!
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