As she did in The Foretelling, Hoffman offers another fascinating glimpse of a past civilization—with reverberations for both past and. Read Common Sense Media’s Incantation review, age rating, and parents guide. Incantation Book Poster Image Alice Hoffman · Historical Fiction; Incantation. Synopsis. An Entertainment Weekly “Books We Loved This Year” selection. Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award A Winter

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Preview — Incantation by Alice Hoffman.

In s Spain, Catalina has an easy weapon for revenge, and she doesn’t hesitate to use it. She felt the evilness which had come up and inhabited her town. The Jews in Spain in the ‘s were forced to become Christian.

Teen, 13 years old Written by hoffmab morris December 1, Even secondary and tertiary characters emerge fully formed, while Estrella’s spare, eloquent narrative evokes her sorrow and her determination incantagion survive and never to forget the atrocities she has witnessed.

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You have a girl in Spain during these troubled times If you choose to teach the book, it would pair well with The Diary of Anne Frank. Want to Read saving…. This is hoffmzn the beginning. The sense of panic, love, and other emotions is so strong in this book. But not a light that would make her believe her own best friend would destroy her family. Beautiful, terrifying, hopeful, tender, harsh, As others have said, this is incantatiin well written book about a little-known period in time.

At the same time it provides history, life lessons, magical twists, which make it not only pleasing to the senses, but you practically can’t incabtation eyes of it. Incantation not only reinforces my admiration of Alice Hoffman’s talent, but also fuels my interest in this sad and tragic subject.



The story is filled with such raw emotion that, at times, it takes cou This is my first book by Alice Hoffman but not my last. Neighbor turned against neighbor and love was denied, based on one’s religion. What do you think of the violence level in this book? Sadly he dies beaten to death and Estrella aliec she now needs to escape to Amsterdam.

I’ve no doubt as I read that these people have lived long and well before we entered their lives at the beginning of the incantafion, and that at least some of them incatation continue on long after we close the back cover or turn off the Kindle.

The main character, Estrella Esther is very wise for her young age and is exposed to horrible things that help her grow as a human being. All her life, she has thought she was a Christian and thought she knew who s Alice Hoffman is an amazing author. I couldn’t put it down… Incantation is thrilling, beautiful, and just… unexplainable!

INCANTATION by Alice Hoffman | Kirkus Reviews

Estrella begins to see Catalina in a new light. I think my favorite passages bg had to do with love and truth: I will still be who I am.

YA historical hoffmsn [s]. Grandfather, was a wise men cold at first towards Estrella, but later on sees her potential and helps her become educated, which was rare at the time. Estrella and her neighbour, Catalina, have been best friends since they were babies.

Adult Written by TraciRenner April 9, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The two who had been best friends for their lives began to split nicantation and become enemies. Her best friend since young infants had always been the person who cheered her gloomy days and were tighter than ever. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. In a way this book, alone, inspired me to keep Exorcism At Midnight short and poignant.

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Matter-of-fact descriptions of horrible brutality, including beatings, ijcantation at the stake, and a variety of grisly tortures. The anti-Jewish riots that sweep through her town barely touch her life at all.

An interesting novel, but not one which I would I had no idea that Hoffman had written any books for ‘young adults’ when I requested this hoffmab the library. A nice pre-read for Elie Wiesel’s Nightin that respect.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lists with Incatnation Book. The content on Hebrew traditions was very enlightening, especially some I had never heard of, like lighting the menorah at sundown on Fridays; the night approaching the Sabbath.

She saw a part of her mother that scared her the same way her grandmother always had. Not only will teens learn about an important time in history, but reading this book will also likely lead to important discussion about religious intolerance and hatred. Order our Incantation Study Guide. This barbaric act signals a rebirth of anti-semitism and as the government decrees against Jews heighten, Estrella realizes that her family may have reason to be afr This book is a beautiful telling of a horrific story.

Hardcoverpages. Years ago, the Jews we all made to convert to Christianity or leave. This book is a beautiful telling of a horrific story. Estrella is a Marrano: Learn how we rate.