Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

She can’t be a witch. She weighs more than a duck.

kitWho else loves ‘The Witch of Blackbird Pond’?  Kit is just so delightful and strong minded and feisty and ok, super wrongheaded about at least one very important issue, but it’s clearly a product of her upbringing, and both her family and the man she lurves call her out on it A LOT, so you feel like she’s on the path to learning why slavery’s NOT OK by the end of the book.  It’s hard to believe that such a compassionate girl would never have realized that owning people is wrong and horrifying, but that’s coming from my own cultural context, not hers.  Clearly lots of non-evil humans didn’t think to question it at the time.  I’m just glad that you get to see growth in her and a love interest who will not stand for that bullshit before the book ends.

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One comment on “She can’t be a witch. She weighs more than a duck.

  1. KGK
    August 11, 2015

    Yes. One of my favorite books.

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