Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die

By Randall Platt - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

At the dawn of WWII, a Jewish girl-of-the-streets, Arab, determines she will survive the Nazi occupation. Her motto is, “take care of number ...Read Review

Silent

By David Mellon - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasy

Adi, the 15-year-old daughter of a British father and Indian mother, escorts her twin 10-year-old half-brothers to the home of their British grandmother ...Read Review

Beyond the Wall

By Tanya Landman - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In 4th-century Roman Britain, 15-year-old Cassia is a slave in the household of Titus Cornelius Festus. After he tries to rape her, Cassia ...Read Review

Almost Autumn

By Marianne Kaurin - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Ilse Stern has a teenage crush on Herman Rød, but he has just stood her up. Although she doesn’t know it ...Read Review

The Island at the End of Everything

By Kiran Millwood Hargrave - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

1902, Culion Island, the Philippines, once a leper colony. When twelve-year-old Ami, whose mother has leprosy, learns that a new Government ruling has decided ...Read Review

Refugee

By Alan Gratz - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Germany, 1938. Josef’s father is arrested for being Jewish and practicing law. After six months at a concentration camp, he is released on ...Read Review

Mort Ziff Is Not Dead

By Cary Fagan - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Eleven-year-old Norman is growing up in a working-class family in Toronto in 1965. His two older brothers seem to be rehearsing for life as ...Read Review

Saxon Tales: The Witch Who Faced the Fire

By Terry Deary - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

York, 7th century A.D. Young Aldith is only five when the plague comes. Her father is a tanner, who turns animal skins ...Read Review

Saxon Tales: The Shepherd Who Ate His Sheep

By Terry Deary - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

10th century, Maidstone, Kent. This tale is based on a true story of a starving shepherd boy, Edward Medway, who, one winter, cut ...Read Review

Saxon Tales: The King Who Threw Away His Throne

By Terry Deary - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Books by Terry Deary are always popular for younger children, and this is one of his new Saxon Tales. The King who Threw ...Read Review