The Survivors by Amanda Havard
Publisher: Chafie Press
Pub. Date: March 29th, 2011
Series: The Survivors, #1
Age Level: 14+
Source: For review from author.
Synopsis via Goodreads
In 1692, when witch trials gripped the community of Salem, Massachusetts, twenty-six children were accused as witches, exiled, and left for dead. Fourteen of them survived.
The Survivors is the first installment of the tantalizing tales of the fourteen ill-fated Survivors and their descendants, who have been content in hiding for over three centuries. Isolated on a Montana mountainside, only Sadie, the rogue daughter, dares to abandon the family's sacred hiding place. But no matter how far Sadie runs, something always pulls her back.
On a muggy summer night in Tennessee, she witnesses a shocking scene that will change her life forever. It is the first in a sequence of events that will drag her from the human world she's sought to belong to for over a century and send her back to her Puritanical family and into an uncertain future filled with cunning witches, mysterious nosferatu shape-shifters, dangerous eretica and vieczy vampires, millennia-old mythology, and the search for her own mortality. After all...
HOW DO YOU KILL A SURVIVOR?
The Survivors will steal your heart and invade your mind. Fall into the pages of Sadie's life, a world so frighteningly similar to your own, you'll find yourself wanting to go to the Montana mountains to find the Survivors for yourself.
And it is only the beginning.
Sadie; pg. 73
I remember being worried the first time I had realized that even very young humans used the Internet. I thought of all the horrific things I had seen inadvertently, and I wondered if children had seen the same things by accident. It rubbed me the wrong way that a culture would put offensive things out for all to see when they knew innocent eyes might happen upon them. I considered that carelessness, that irreverence for innocence, a telling characteristic about humans.
We all know it is impossible to shelter children. We also know that sheltering children from all the bad stuff out there isn't necessarily always the best thing to do. However, this passage really makes you think and provides a good point. Especially when you think about how dirty images and porn pretty much just pop up anywhere, even if you aren't looking for it. That's stuff I don't even wanna see, much less would I want my niece or nephew happening across it. Sure there is parental control but even that doesn't always guarantee things. So here's a question for you all, just cause I'm curious. Is there anything that you just absolutely feel should not be allowed onto the Internet?
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