Sunday, July 8, 2012

Under-Cover Sundays (19): Wicked Girls





Last year I started a feature here titled "Under-Cover Sundays". The idea was to share that extra-special touch publishers sometimes put into a book, under the dust jacket of a hard cover. I've found a few more and decided to keep on sharing, starting with today's book.

Today's under cover book is Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill.

Another library copy, so please excuse the weird angles and shadows on the pictures.

Dust Jacket & Summary:


What started out as girls' games became a witch hunt. Wicked Girls is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials told from the perspectives of three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692.

Ann Putnam Jr. plays the queen bee. When her father suggests that a spate of illnesses within the village is the result of witchcraft, Ann grasps her opportunity. She puts in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of the people around her forever.

Mercy Lewis, the beautiful servant in Ann's house, inspires adulation in some and envy in others. With a troubled past, she seizes her only chance at safety.

Margaret Walcott, Ann's cousin, is desperately in love and consumed with fiery jealousy. She is torn between staying loyal to her friends and pursuing the life she dreams of with her betrothed.

With new accusations mounting daily against the men and women of the community, the girls will have to decide: Is it too late to tell the truth?

A Printz Honor winner for Your Own, sylvia, Stephanie Hemphill uses evocative verse to weave a nuanced portrait of one of the most chilling and fascinating times in our nation's history.

Under the cover!










What do you think? 

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