Monday, December 03, 2012

Ten of the best historical novels for young readers

Lydia Syson is the author of A World Between Us, an historical adventure for teens set during the Spanish Civil War.

At the Guardian she named her ten favorite historical novels for young readers. One book on the list:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

This is the most recently written of my top 10, but I have a feeling it too will haunt me for decades, offering surprises with every re-read. Tricky and sharp and atmospheric, it celebrates the love between two women pilots and the incredible bravery of the secret Special Operations Executive (SOE) who worked with the Resistance in occupied France and elsewhere. A thoroughly researched and thoroughly invigorating anatomy of loyalty.
Read about another entry on the list.

Learn more about Code Name Verity at Elizabeth Wein's website and blog.

Writers Read: Elizabeth Wein (January 2008).

Writers Read: Elizabeth Wein (July 2012).

--Marshal Zeringue