From the ancient world to the grungy 90s, historical novels bridge the gap between our present and our past. Young adult historical fiction novels, in particular, can captivate the younger set, offering details that aren't found in the average school textbook. These stories make the children of bygone eras seem less removed—and much more relatable to the modern day teen reader. The best historical novels are ones where fact and fiction complement each other, blending so seamlessly that it's hard to distinguish between the two. The books below are prime examples, as they explore coming-of-age during a significant time in history.
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