Incantation has ratings and reviews. J-Lynn said: This book is a beautiful telling of a horrific story. Set in Spain in , Estrella DeMadr. Oct 4, Incantation. by Alice Hoffman. “A monster is hard to see and even harder to kill. It takes time to grow so huge, time to crawl up into the open air. May 20, Echoes of the Holocaust reverberate through this 16th-century tale of a young Spanish woman who discovers through love, betrayal and.

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May 25, Nicole Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: Share your thoughts with other customers. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Alice Hoffman; she’s one of my favorite writers! Easy enough to read in one sitting but don’t, no matter how much you are tempted.

Green Angel Kindle Edition. Alice Hoffman’s books are super great, and the emotions they can control is extraordinary. Pages flew upward, disappearing, turning to embers and ash, drifting into nothingness.

Estrella develops incredible strength as she tries to save herself and her grandmother.

incantaton Winner of numerous “best book” citations and infused with the rich context of history and faith, Incantation is a transcendent journey of discovery and loss, rebirth and remembrance that Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry described as “Magical and spellbinding Her brother is away at seminary studying to be a priest.


Hoffman, a master storyteller, has captured this harsh time and the fragile lives of the hidden Jews.


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. Small like the bite of a bug. Practical Magic Kindle Edition. On the other side of town lived the Muslims, also not allowed too close to the Christians.

Sadly he dies beaten to death and Estrella knows she now needs to escape to Amsterdam. Book about girl finding out she’s Jewish [s] 5 22 Oct 18, After this, she starts to realise something about her own family. Little things, actions, and rituals she’s known all of her life soon start making sense. YA historical novel [s]. She is the only one to escape.

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You think it should feel like honey, but instead it cuts like a knife. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This book uses elements in literature that makes the readers seem like one is experiencing hoffnan as well with the main character. Often the poetry of the language would lead me to doubt the details of the occurrences when it dipped into something that couldn’t be real.


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If you can build a compelling Animal Farm -like framework, length doesn’t matter. This is a YA novel, but the topic is brutal, so I would not give this to a very young or sensitive child. I actually got teary-eyed at the end of this book, which is unusual for me! Some refused both, and were forced to the outskirts, living behind a hlffman. With the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition as a backdrop, Estrella soon learns from her honored grandfather that she is Esther, that her entire family are Marranos Jews converted to Christianity but who practice judaism in secret.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It’s sweet, and bitter.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Looking at another of Hoffman’s books, I believe it is a style she utilizes again. The Inquisit “Some people say, Save yourself and you save your life.

What more can be said of Hoffman than has already been said?