The Betrayal of Maggie Blair
Book Report By: Hanna Wagner
Title: The Betrayal of Maggie Blair
Date: April 18th, 2011
Summary: In seventeenth-century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged as a witch but escapes to the home of her uncle, placing him and his family in great danger as she risks her life to save them all from the King's men.
“But today as I looked up at the mountains from the dead whale in front of me, the island seemed to shift, and for a moment I thought it was moving toward me, creeping across the water. It was coming for me, wanting to swallow me up”
Shows that your life circumstances can change your view on things and people you are used to seeing everyday and turn them into something that they are not. Like Maggie's life was taking wrong turns and so instead of viewing the mountains as what they are, she thinks they are out to get her like everyone else.
Shows a young girl growing up
This book shows how Maggie, a young teen, becomes more and more independent and learns to love her own ways
- Gives you a useful lesson on life
- This book pushes the fact that all because everyone may think of you as a certain way does not mean you have to fit their standards, love your life and yourself.
- Covers a historical events that are close to what really happened
- The way this book told the fictional story of a person living through this time really gives the story and information that is real a personal feeling to it.
Protestants created their own church away from Catholics
People were growing into their own spirit of independence and wanted to become in power to be closer to God.
People were prosecuted as witches just because of the words that were mistaken just like Maggie and her Granny were.
King Charles resented the rebellious spirit of the protestants resulting in violence
- The violence that came from the King turned everyone’s life upside down out of fear to state their own opinion.