Lies in the Dust review by WhereTheRedFernGrows
Lies in the Dust: A Tale of Remorse from the Salem Witch Trials
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Historical Fiction
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Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - New Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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Lies in the Dust written by Jakob Crane is a wonderful graphic novel that depicts life in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1600s. I found this book captivating because what happened in Salem is a horrific event that has caught my interest ever since I first heard about it. Throughout the book, the author gives the readers a historically correct sense of what happened during the trials. This book has some mature content because it does include the deaths of people, and their trials. That can be found violent because the author does show how the people were killed. Overall, Lies in the Dust is an excellent graphic novel that I recommend to anyone who enjoys books based off of historical events.


Lies in the Dust is a book that describes Salem wonderfully. In my opinion, this book can be graphic at some points. This book was violent at times when the illustrater would show images of people being hung. Although it was violent, this book was based off of a historical event and can help the readers develop more knowledge of the time period. Lies in the Dust is definitely a book that many people should read. I would recommend this to anyone, but I think anyone who reads this should be 11 or older.

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Content rating - some mature content

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It takes place in Salem and includes multiple hangings.

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