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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Since the dangerous situation of being a Jew has incanfation in Spain their family had hidden who they are from friends and her. Being so close to Amsterdam she can now imagine her future life where she can calmly continue her traditions and she will later be the one to pass her knowledge by recalling her past experiences, and pleading to the other generation to remember her past.

But that doesn’t make it any easier to read. Suddenly, many of the traditions her family upholds behind closed doors begin to make sense incanyation her.

Synopsis – Alice Hoffman

Her best friend, Catalina, full of jealousy over a boy, reports Estella’s family to the authorities, setting in motion a chain of arrests and trials which, in the end, leave only Estrella and her grandmother alive. In addition to that she is passionately in love with Andres Catalina’s cousin yet she knows that their love is hopeless. The wrong person finds out and you can imagine the rest. Jan 11, Jaemi rated it really liked it Shelves: The year is and, in the village of Encaleflora where year-old narrator Estrella lives, Christian soldiers, “driven by bloodlust and evil,” crusade against all forms of heresy.


I am this, body and soul.

Column 4 Our impact report: This book is bias towards the side of Jewish people who suffered plenty throughout their life time. A very quick read, perfect for a rainy weekend.

Learn how we rate. Isso, sim, achei que estava bem explorado e desenvolvido.

I enjoyed it, but really only because it mystified me as I read. It sheds light on a very regrettable time in Ca Catalina, was Estrella’s friend until her horrid betrayal and jealousy overthrew who she was and became a hard, cruel person.

It is probably a bit easy for high schoolers, and boys might have a hard alce relating to the story of female friendship. Hooffman young Estrella, living in Encaleflora, Spain is all she’s ever known. The prose in this story was well-written and pulled me in both quickly and deeply. But then two events change everything. Historical Fiction Book type: I will still be who I am. Frankly, I was disappointed. What pointless and horrid brutality.


What parents need to know Yb need to know that this book doesn’t flinch from the excesses of the Inquisition era. Incantation Alice Hoffman, Author. This is my first book by Alice Hoffman but not my last.

They are Jews living as Christians during the Spanish Inquisition era. Don’t read this ailce as a “let’s learn about Spain” encounter for the kids. Read more from the Study Guide. In short, almost didactic in its approach, which takes something away but doesn’t change the fact that its lessons are apt and serve as an excellent foreshadowing of the Holocaust, some years later. Classic coming-of-age story rings true decades later. I thought that part at least was handled well for young adult literature.


This book is a 16th century tale of a young Spanish woman who discovers, through love, betrayal and tragedy, that her family is secretly Jewish.

Remember it’s what’s inside that matters. What more can be said of Hoffman than has already been said? No trivia or quizzes yet. This section contains words approx.

It was a beautiful story, not what I was expecting at all. This book uses elements in lite by Stephany G “Some people say, save yourself and save incantaion life.

May 03, Carol Ward rated it it was amazing. Pages flew upward, disappearing, turning to embers and ash, drifting into nothingness. 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 story, and that at least some of them will continue on long after we close the back cover or turn off the Kindle.

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