I really liked The Witch of Blackbird Pond.* There’s something really pleasing about a good fish-out-of-water story. Also, I’m a sucker for historical fiction. It’s almost like sci fi or fantasy in the sense that it introduces its reader to the details of the lives of people far different than you. It’s kind of like today’s kids learning about the lives Vampires in Twilight, except somehow nerdier.** So I loved learning about how evil jack o’lanterns were once believed to be and about spinning and carding wool and so on.
*I’m pretty sure that the back cover of my copy spoiled the fact that Kit wasn’t really a witch, so my expectations weren’t too high.
** I mean, really. Who ever decided that vampires were cool anyway?