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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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. But after the book burning, things get bleak. Even better the second time reading it! This book was short and to the point. Staying with her grandfather, grandmother, mother, and brother Louis, Estrella has many questions about her life but never fully understands or gets answers about her family traditions.

Neighbor turned against neighbor and love was denied, based on one’s religion. Small like the bite of a bug. Preview — Incantation by Alice Hoffman. The way people were killed brought tears to my eyes and even made me see it like the characters were. My mother had aljce me that.


Set in medieval Spain, Incantaion is a story about friendship, betrayal, identity, and religious persecution. She saw a part of her mother that scared her the same way her grandmother always had.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I loved this hlffman in all it’s descriptive beauty and powerful symbolism. Her family is Jewish, and they have been practicing the religion, without Estrella even knowing that her religion is different. May 03, Carol Ward rated it it was amazing. Oct 09, Bridgette rated it it was amazing.

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. The Jews in Spain in the ‘s were forced to become Christian.

Incantation by Alice Hoffman

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. And though I’ve read a story with this theme and plot before, it still impacted me. Easy enough to read in one sitting but don’t, no matter hofman much you are tempted.

White things were rising into the sky. Told by year-old Estrella deMadrigal, the novel shows how gruesome beliefs nourished by ignorance and prejudice destroyed the lives of countless people.

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What more can be said of Hoffman than has already been said? You have a girl in Spain during these troubled times She caught her first glimpse of a different side of her best friend. For one the other perspective of something similar to a Holocaust, but in Spain rather than Germany.

Abra, Estrella’s mother, was more than a mother, but someone Estrella hpffman always confide to and she was amazing beautiful in the inside and out, not to mention she created art with her hands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


Page 1 incahtation 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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.

Although Estrella has been raised Christian, she comes to learn a deadly truth about her family that could get them all killed. I say, be yourself and save your soul.

For kids that are interested in historical fiction and like more gritty reads, this book is for them. 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. It is probably a bit easy for high schoolers, and boys might have a hard time relating to the story of female friendship.

After this, she starts to realise something about her own family.