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By Betsy Cornwell -
In this gender-bending Robin Hood reimagining, 16-year-old Silvie Loughsley has lived under her brother’s cruelty for too long. Now that John’s ...Read Review
By Dianne K. Salerni -
Set in Catawissa, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1867, The Caged Graves opens as 17-year-old Verity Boone returns to her birthplace after an absence ...Read Review
By Karen Cushman -
Twelve-year-old Will Sparrow is a boy of the streets. After being abandoned by his mother, abused by his father, and threatened to be ...Read Review
By Andrea Offermann (illus.) - By Kate Milford -
Walker and Bones arrive on Coney Island to subvert both New York City and Brooklyn to their evil purposes. Few places are as ...Read Review
By Mary Downing Hahn -
Based on an unsolved double murder in 1950s Maryland, where the author still lives, this chilling tale for young adult readers is both ...Read Review
By Katherine Schlick Noe -
This absorbing children’s novel by Katherine Schlick Noe is based strongly on the author’s own experiences. Like Noe, eleven-year-old Kitty has ...Read Review
By David L. Dudley -
Fifteen-year-old Caleb Brown struggles through his adolescence in a tumultuous setting: Georgia during World War II. He’s waging wars on five fronts — ...Read Review
By Carole Estby Dagg -
Having previously reviewed a book about Helga and Clara Estby’s walk across the U.S., I was eager to read this. And ...Read Review
By Louise Spiegler -
Addie MacNeal loves the theater. The only person who might understand is her best friend, Whaley, but he’s busy enlisting in a ...Read Review
By Mary Downing Hahn -
When 12-year-old Florence boards the horse-drawn coach in London that will take her from the orphanage where she’s spent the past seven ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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