Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Five top historical fiction YA novels set during World War II

Ryan Graudin's new novel is Blood for Blood. Among her five favorite historical fiction YAs, all set during World War II, as shared at the BN Teen Blog:
Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire, by Elizabeth Wein

...I’ve decided Elizabeth Wein is indeed the queen of World War II YA. Both Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire ground the reader in war-torn Europe, and Wein’s characters feel so real I expected to find photographs of them at the end of these novels. I’m so excited that there’s a prequel to Code Name Verity in the works.
Read about another entry on the list.

Code Name Verity also appears on Kelly Anderson's list of seven awesome books that celebrate female friendship, Natalie Zutter's top seven list of YA books where friendship trumps romance, Arwen Elys Dayton's top five list od books about false identities, Melissa Albert's top five list of YA books that might make one cry, Sara Brady's list of six of the best spies in romance, Lenore Appelhans's top ten list of teen books featuring flashbacks and Lydia Syson's list of ten of the best historical novels for young readers.

--Marshal Zeringue