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How to Hang a Witch

(2016)
(The first book in the How to Hang a Witch series)
A novel by

 
 
The #1 New York Times bestseller!

It’s the Salem Witch Trials meets Mean Girls in this New York Times bestselling 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.” —Bustle

“Strikes a careful balance of creepy, fun, and thoughtful.” —NPR
 
I am utterly addicted to Mather’s electric debutIt 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.”  —Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"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." - Jennifer Niven


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Used availability for Adriana Mather's How to Hang a Witch

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
ISBN: 0-606-40480-5 / 978-0-606-40480-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
ISBN: 0-553-53947-7 / 978-0-553-53947-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
ISBN: 0-553-53948-5 / 978-0-553-53948-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
ISBN: 1-4063-7879-8 / 978-1-4063-7879-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
ISBN: 0-553-53950-7 / 978-0-553-53950-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
ISBN: 1-5247-0083-5 / 978-1-5247-0083-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
ISBN: 0-14-752107-6 / 978-0-14-752107-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   


July 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: How to Hang a Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How to Hang A Witch
Author(s): Adriana Mather
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA