Historical Fiction

Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty
by Libba BrayYear
Published: 2003
Historical Fiction

Gemma Doyle, sixteen and proud, must leave the warmth of her childhood home in India for the rigid Spence Academy, a cold finishing school outside of London, followed by a stranger who bears puzzling warnings. As Gemma discovers that her mother's death may have an otherworldly cause, and that she herself may have innate powers, Gemma is forced to face her own frightening, yet exciting destiny . . . if only she can believe in it.

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Sepetys


Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta SepetysYear
Published: 2011
Historical Fiction
*Mature Content*

In Lithuania in 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina leads a normal life until the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her and her family to Siberia. Her father is sent to a separate prison camp. Can Lina really risk everything to find her father? Will love be enough to keep her family alive?

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Wein


Code Name Verity (Book #1)
by Elizabeth Wein
Year Published: 2012
Historical Fiction

When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. They'll get the truth out of her. But it won't be what they expect.

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Anderson

Fever 1793
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Year Published: 2000
Historical Fiction

During the summer of 1793, when yellow fever breaks out, Mattie's world is turned upside-down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.

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Anderson

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party
by M.T. Anderson
Year Published: 2006
Historical Fiction
*Mature Content*

Young Octavian, a Black boy in pre-revolution America, is being raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers -- but it is only after he opens a forbidden door that learns the hideous nature of their experiments, and his own chilling role them.

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