Monday, July 31, 2017

Eight YA books that take you on a trip through the 20th century

Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and semi-professional nerd.

At the B & N Teen Blog she tagged eight YA novels for a guided tour through the 20th century, including:
1944: Rose Under Fire, by Elizabeth Wein

From the author that brought us the magic that is Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire is another stunning WWII thriller about the power of friendship and hope. When 18-year-old Rose Justice is shot down while flying an Allied plane from Paris to England, she’s captured by the Nazis and sent to a notorious women’s concentration camp. There, she meets women from France, Poland, and Germany, developing friendships as she comes face to face with atrocities beyond our imagining. It’s a story about what it means to survive crimes beyond the endurance of the human spirit.
Read about another book on the list.

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