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Enter Three Witches Book Review

Enter Three Witches author Caroline B. Cooney has written more than 75 books.
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Enter Three Witches Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on May 04, 2007
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Enter Three Witches puts a whole new spin on Shakespeare's MacBeth. We take a look and this new adaptation!

Author: Caroline B. Cooney

In a reworking of Shakespeare's classic play MacBeth, Caroline B. Cooney creates a world of mystery, terror and blind ambition - that's only real hope lies in the hands of a 14 year-old girl. We've got the 411 on Enter Three Witches!

Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair

Lady Mary is a ward of Lord and Lady MacBeth, but her title and privilege don't exactly make for a happy life. With no one to spend time with, Mary only keeps her sanity by daydreaming of her future husband and thinking of her real father, whom she hasn't seen for far too long. But just when Mary thinks that things can't get worse, they do.

There are Daggers in Men's Smiles

Mary's life is changed forever when she learns that her father has been hanged as a traitor to the king. Mary can no longer picture a future for herself and is consumed with fear that she'll be hanged too. But events take an even more dramatic turn when the king is murdered in the MacBeth castle and Lord and Lady MacBeth become king and queen. Who killed the king? Perhaps it was his own sons, or maybe it was the MacBeth servants - Mary can't figure it out.


Double, Double Toil and Trouble

The body count really begins to add up and Mary starts to become suspicious of her own guardians. Mary doesn't know who to trust, but she does know that her life - and the future of Scotland - is at stake. Will a teenage girl be able to succeed where a legion of Scottish lords have failed? You'll have to read on to find out!


The Bottom Line

Enter Three Witches is an interesting adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, that you'll probably find a lot easier to understand than the original. That said, Caroline B. Cooney misses out on a lot of the suspense and poetry of the original. Still, this book gets serious points for making Shakespeare more accessible - just make sure you don't base your MacBeth book report on it!


Enter Three Witches Rating:3


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