I’m sad about this book. Not about the book itself, although it was definitely a sad tale. And not about the characters in the book, though they had sad tales of their own as well. Also, not about the “real” Salem witch trials that Hemphill tries to depict a side of, even though those were infinitely more sad than reading about it will ever be able to teach you. No, what I am sad about is … that I took so long to read this book!