I used to be obsessed with the Salem Witch Trials. There was a time in the 4th grade where a group of girls in my class pretended we were actually witches. Yeah...it led to some weird play that we performed for other classrooms. It was kind of awkward. Moving on.
This book is more effective if you actually have some knowledge about the specifics of what went on during the Salem Witch Trials. Being from MA, I feel like I was privy to more of this information, but that might not have been the school system and could very easily have been the fact that I checked out and renewed nonfiction books enough to keep them to myself for a year.
I haven't read this in some time because my sister
Wikipedia tells me that I've Been Waiting for You, a TV movie based on this novel, was released in 1998 and starred Punky Brewster and Stella from HIMYM. I think I'm going to need to find and watch this now.