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Young adult historical fiction recommendations please?

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TunipTheVegemal Wed 10-Oct-12 16:15:11

Recently I've liked Celia Rees, Mary Hooper, Lucy Jago, and been totally wowed by B.R.Collins.

What else am I missing?


monsterchild Wed 10-Oct-12 16:20:42

Meg Cabot? More romantical, but fun.

Galaxymum Wed 10-Oct-12 16:22:33

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland is excellent. It's about a girl sent to an asylum and the staff won't accept the name given is not hers. Very interesting historical detail and research.

TunipTheVegemal Wed 10-Oct-12 16:23:20

Ah, does she do historical? The Princess Diaries was entertaining.

TunipTheVegemal Wed 10-Oct-12 16:25:01

Jane Eagland looks interesting, thanks.

Talyra Wed 10-Oct-12 18:17:42

Raven Queen by Pauline Francis, about Lady Jane Grey, is good. Some of Eva Ibbotson. Michelle Magorian, especially Back Home and A Little Love Song.

TunipTheVegemal Wed 10-Oct-12 18:46:47

Thank you. Has anyone read VIII by H.M.Castor?

Thewidewideworld Wed 10-Oct-12 21:27:56

Eve Edwards has written some quite entertaining Tudor stuff. I believe Phillipa Gregory has a YA book out but I haven't read it. Have you read Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly - timeslip novel contrasting modern New York and the French Revolution?

Thewidewideworld Wed 10-Oct-12 21:32:52

Have you read any Theresa Breslin? Prisoner of the Inquistion is excellent.

TunipTheVegemal Wed 10-Oct-12 21:41:43

I haven't, thank you.
There's more Tudor stuff out there than I thought - the pics on front are so soft-focus and romantic that it's not always obvious what period the books are!

Whoateallthecheese Thu 11-Oct-12 13:04:37

VIII by HM Castor is AMAZING, and well worth a read.
Also check out anything by Marie-Louise Jensen, her YA historical stuff is great and very well received.

TunipTheVegemal Thu 11-Oct-12 13:29:33

Glad VIII's good because I ordered it just before I saw your post smile
I think perhaps I prefer the YA stuff aimed at boys to the very girly ones, but it does seem to be quite a female-dominated genre.

Thewidewideworld Thu 11-Oct-12 13:53:54

If you prefer boy-oriented YA have you read any Marcus Sedgwick - they are sort of fantasy/historical hybrids. Also you must read Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur trilogy if you haven't.

TunipTheVegemal Thu 11-Oct-12 14:06:38

I loved Floodland. But I don't really do fantasy <hard to please>.

Ilovegeorgeclooney Thu 11-Oct-12 15:10:31

My daughters loved Eve Ibbotson.

Katisha Thu 11-Oct-12 15:18:43

Rosemary Sutclliff Eagle of the Ninth if you like Romans. And all Mary Stewart's merlin books, although possibly fantasy rather than history.

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