Adriana Mather’s How to Hang a Witch is about a girl who moves to Salem, Massachusetts from New York City with her stepmother and dad. One of their reasons for moving was because they wanted to make sure that her dad continued to get the care that he needed in order to stay healthy until he wakes up from his coma. When Samantha Mather moves to Salem, she realized because she is a descendant of Cotton Mather that her transition to Salem would not be that easy. After some research about her ancestors and the ancestors of the citizens she recognized some events that correlated in the past during the witch trials that is still happening today.
How to Hang a Witch was a very interesting story because it was based off from the Salem Witch Trials. I thought this book was great and detail-oriented because each character had their own motives and background story that I was able to see the reasoning behind their actions. I enjoyed reading about a girl who is trying to find her own identity instead of the identity that her ancestors left in Salem, Massachusetts. This story reminds of the saying that Samantha Mather continues to live by throughout this book is, that is not where you come from, but where you’re going to. This book was engaging, vivid, and thrilling that I recommend everyone to read this book!
- Posted by Cherell