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In the year 1692, life changes forever for ten-year-old Abigail Faulkner and her family. In Salem, Massachusetts, witches have been found, and widespread fear and panic reign mere miles from Abigail's home of Andover. When two girls are brought from Salem to identify witches in Andover, suspicion sweeps the town as well-respected members of the community are accused of witchcraft. It isn't long before chaos consumes Andover, and the Faulkners find themselves in the center of it all when friend turns themselves in the center of it all when friend turns against friend, neighbor against neighbor, in a desperate fight for the truth. At the heart of this gripping story are Abigail and her sister, Dorothy, who together must find a way to persevere during a period marked by terror, adversity, and ignorance.
Told from Abigail's point of view and based on actual events in the author's own family histoy, The Sacrifice offers a unique perspective of the Salem witch trials by delving into the devestating effects the trials had not just in Salem but throughout Massachusetts.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on September 6, 2005 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN-10: 0689876505
ISBN-13: 9780689876509
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  • yessenia1
    yessenia1Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:53 am
    book looks great but where do I get it?
    • sushigirl1
      sushigirl1Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 5:22 am
      I'm almost done with this book and thouroughly enjoying it. It is about two girls who got accused of being witches and their jail experience. I reccommend it.
      • rozeb
        rozebSaturday, September 14, 2013 at 9:04 am44 starsFeatured
        If you like reading about the time period about where people were charged of witchcraft, then this book is for you! The girl in this book's dad has tempers and he will run out of the house, acting crazy. The serving girl quits because of that, and then claims that she is like the girls that are 'controlled by the devil,' and she accuses the two girls, the main character in the book and her sister, of being witches. They go to the dungeon where the witches are kept, and join their aunt who was already there. Do the girls get hanged for saying the truth, Stay in the dungeon forever, and confess to being witches, or blame another? Read on to find out what happens!