Historical Fiction for You Today!

In the corner of the Teen Room, there has been a big display of Historical Fiction books. What comes to mind when you hear the words “Historical Fiction”? Little House on the Prairie? Stuffy old guys making laws in funny clothing?

If that’s as far as your thoughts take you, think again! Historical Fiction books bring some part– ANY part– of the past to life– and there’s a historical fiction book for ANYBODY’S taste.

Want a swashbuckling sea adventure? Try Beyond the Western Sea or The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, both by Avi.

Like romance? Try Brooklyn Rose by Ann Rinaldi or Evvy’s Civil War by Miriam Brenaman.

Are you one of those guys always in here playing Call of Duty on the XBox? Find out what the life of a soldier is really like in a book like Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers or Under a War-Torn Sky by L.M. Elliot.

Want something to make you laugh? How about Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman.

Like epic fantasy? Try something taking place in the distant past, mythical and legendary times– Song of Sparrow by Ann Rinaldi or Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett.

There’s even something for science fiction fans here– ever heard of Alternative History? Those are books that imagine something in history happened differently than it actually did, and show what the world might have been like instead…it can get a little creepy…. Try In War Times, by Kathleen Ann Goonan.

Come check out our Historical Fiction display and pull out something new to read. I expect to see some gaps in that shelf the next time I come in– I KNOW there’s something there for you. You’ll be surprised what you find.

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