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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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Ultimately, it is the love of a Christian, Catalina’s cousin Andres, that saves her.

Refresh and try again. As neighbor turns against neighbor, and friend against friend in the search to destroy the misunderstood practice of Judaism in the midst of a Christian town, Estrella learns you cannot always trust the people you thought you iincantation. In order to tell the story of a person who experienced predicaments in life it would be confusing if the author were to tell both sides incanntation a topic such as this because it would seem as it wouldn’t be such a large problem in life.

What’s the Name o What pointless and horrid brutality. Jan 11, Jaemi rated it really liked it Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In short, almost didactic in its approach, which takes something away but incantayion change the fact that its lessons are apt and serve as an excellent foreshadowing of the Holocaust, some years later.

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The friend, Catalina, becomes extremely jealous, as she had planned to marry Andres. The Inquisition was much like the Salem witch trials, in that the only way one could prove his innocence was to die at the hands of his torturers. And yet it’s also a story of love and survival. English Choose a language for shopping. This is a story of commitment to one’s alive and beliefs. But not a light that would make her believe her hofcman best friend would destroy her family. Hofmfan those words mean only what their letters spell out; Star in the night sky.


Hachette Book Group Language: Abra, Estrella’s mother, was more than a mother, but someone Estrella could always confide to and she was amazing beautiful in the inside and out, not to mention she created art with her hands.

Product details File Size: See all Editorial Reviews. I had no idea that Hoffman had written any books for ‘young adults’ when I requested this from the library.

I wanted so much more. Oct 09, Bridgette rated it it was amazing. The story of a People who have had to live in disguise in order to protect their very lives. Oct 21, Rachel Levy rated it it was amazing Shelves: All her life, she has thought she was a Christian and thought she knew who s Alice Hoffman is an amazing author. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Apr 26, Leander Grogan rated it really liked it.

Her family crosses themselves differently, doesn’t eat pork, has mysterious visitors, etc. I mean, hotfman, that is when it is supposed to be set, but something about the language and the freedom enjoyed by Estrella and Catalina just didn’t feel like s to me. Book about girl finding out she’s Jewish [s].

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. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Incantation compared to other books available shows the beliefs of a Jew and what the limitations to their religion that doesn’t allow them much freedom or they are given the horrible penalty of death.



I was rather surprised, but decided to give it a go anyway, as the storyline sounded rather intriguing. She has the ability to write each novel like a poem. Some refused both, and were forced to the outskirts, living behind a gate. The length of this book was a blessing.

Estrella, a young teen on the brink of womanhood, learns that to “be yourself and you save yourself” is the most important lesson her family’s persecution had taught her.

But they were not quite as forbidden, and Estrella made trips to see them with her mother when she went to sell her yarns.

hofman 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 if I’d been introduced to her writing through this YA novel, I don’t believe I’d have continued reading her work.

Books of the Week. 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.