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How to hang a witch

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Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of  All the Bright Places  says "I am utterly addicted to Adriana Mather's electric debut .  It keeps you on the edge of your seat, twisting and turning with ghosts, witches, an ancient curse, and-- sigh-- romance. It's beautiful. Haunting. The characters are vivid and real.  I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down."  It's the Salem Witch Trials meets Mean Girls in a debut novel from one of the descendants of Cotton Mather, where the trials of high school start to feel like a modern day witch hunt for a teen with all the wrong connections to Salem's past. Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were? If dealing with that weren't enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it's Salem. But history may be about to repeat itself. "It's like  Mean Girls  meets history class in the best possible way." -- Seventeen Magazine "Mather shines a light on the lessons the Salem Witch Trials can teach us about modern-day bullying -- and what we can do about it." "Strikes a careful balance of creepy, fun, and thoughtful." --NPR
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Full title how to hang a witch
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display_description Follows fifteen-year-old Samantha Mather, who has moved to Salem with her stepmother 300 years after her family hanged witches there, to find she is ostracized by the witch descendants at school, as she unravels the lost secrets of the hangings and her family.
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series How to hang a witch
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subject_facet Blessing and cursing -- Fiction, Paranormal fiction, Salem (Mass.) -- Fiction, Trials (Witchcraft) -- Fiction
title_display How to hang a witch
title_full How to Hang a Witch, How to hang a witch / Adriana Mather
title_short How to hang a witch
topic_facet Blessing and cursing, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal fiction, Trials (Witchcraft), Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature