The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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What are some words to describe Kit from The Witch of Blackbird Pond?

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Katharine Tyler, or "Kit," is the sixteen year-old heroine of Elizabeth George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond. She is best described as fiercely independent, intelligent, and curious... perhaps even a little too curious for her own good! After sailing to Wethersfield, Connecticut, from her home in Barbados, Kit finds herself to be a bit of a "fish out of water" in this new and strange land. She is not used to the customs of a Puritanical society and her lavish lifestyle and attitudes are not received well in a settlement that is predicated on humility and hard work. It takes awhile for Kit to acclimate to the routines of Wethersfield, and even after she does, her curiosity about the world, rebellious nature, and cheeky spirit often get her into loads of trouble!  

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