Reviews by Category: Historical Fiction

Teen Review
Henry V by William Shakespeare

Henry V

By William Shakespeare
4
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 17, 2022

When life gives you tennis balls, turn them into cannonballs! “Henry V” is written by William Shakespeare and is one of the greatest works of patriotism ever. The star of the story is a young and rowdy man who was most known at the time as Harry. Harry finds himself as the king of England after his father, Henry IV, dies. After a few bitter civil wars, the people of England are restless and dissatisfied, and Harry needs to prove to his people that he is worthy.

Teen Review
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

By Markis Zusak
4
Rated by
Eva K.
Jun 14, 2022

The Book Thief is an amazing historical fiction novel. This book does an amazing job at describing historical events and what some people went through during the holocaust as well as ensuring that the book is an interesting historical read. This book taught me a lot of new information that I did not know before and it furthered my understanding of the event. Overall the book is an enjoyable read with several perspectives and depictions.

Teen Review
Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Resistance

By Jennifer A. Nielsen
4
Rated by
A_Gascich
Jun 14, 2022

Resistance is a historical fiction novel by Jennifer A. Nielsen. It follows Chaya Linder, a Jewish girl in German-occupied Poland. After her siblings disappear, she becomes a courier and joins a resistance cell. After a mission goes wrong, she is sent on a journey to save more lives at the Warsaw Ghetto. The emotional moments are the standout in this novel. The ending was bittersweet, made even more impactful by the impeccable writing from Nielsen.

Teen Review
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

We Are Not Free

By Traci Chee
4
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 14, 2022

Rating: 4

My rating for this book is a 4 because the book does show realistic things that happened in our country that are often not remembered. History has its ups and downs and more often than not we forget about the tragic things that happened; even in our own nations. This book brings out one of the pieces of history that many people have either forgotten or don't even know about.

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Teen Review
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean

Where the World Ends

By Geraldine McCaughrean
4
Rated by
Isabel P.
Jun 7, 2022

This was a realistic fiction story based on a real event that really made you see what hardships people go through when they are left marooned with less than 10 other people. You meet a boy named Quill who, along with other boys and a few adults, gets on a boat to a remote stac (an island made of rocks and boulders) where they hunt birds to bring back home to the people back at their island home. He had already made this journey and was seen as a leader throughout the book. Sadly, the boys on the boat didn’t know that mysteriously nobody would come to take them home.

Teen Review
Rivals by Katharine McGee

Rivals

By Katharine McGee
4
Rated by
Anna S.
Jun 2, 2022

Queen Beatrice, Princess Samantha, Daphne, and Nina are back again and have more things going on than ever. Beatrice is juggling life as a Queen, her life with her fiancé Teddy, and making friends as a royal. For the first time in a long time America is hosting the league of kings conference and how is Beatrice supposed to know how to do everything perfect in front of all these royals from around the world?! Samantha and her boyfriend Marshall are getting more serious or so she thought, but they are realizing the sacrifices each of them would have to make for this relationship to work.

Teen Review
Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird

Long Road to the Circus

By Betsy Bird
4
Rated by
Anonymous
May 24, 2022

Twelve-year-old Suzy Bowels lives in the tiny town of Burr Oak, Michigan, where her family expects her to stay, have a family, and be a proper lady. But she has other ideas. Suzy’s dream is to explore the world and have adventures, so when her wayward uncle comes to work on their farm but ends up disappearing mysteriously in the mornings and skipping out on chores, she has to investigate. But she didn’t expect to find him working on the legendary former circus queen Madame Marantette’s farm, training ostriches.

Teen Review
Queen of Ice by Devika Rangachari

Queen of Ice

By Devika Rangachari
4
Rated by
Eva K.
May 12, 2022

Queen of Ice is a fiction mystery book. This book is an amazing read if you are interested in learning about other cultures. The information about the culture in the book is not direct but as you read you start to get an insight on other cultures, making the book informative. The overall storyline of the book is great and attention-getting since it’s very unpredictable. The mystery aspect of the book is tied in smoothly to the other themes making it so that the book isn’t exactly a thriller but not just fantasy fiction either.

Teen Review
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Esperanza Rising

By Pam Muñoz Ryan
0
Rated by
Aubrey M.
May 9, 2022

Esperanza is a young girl whose father owns a ranch called El Rancho de las Rosas in Mexico. The night before her thirteenth birthday, something terrible happens. A series of events eventually forces Esperanza and her Mama to go to the United States in secret, where they hope to start a new life. In the United States, Esperanza’s life is changed forever. She must take care of babies, manage housework, and more. Will Esperanza be able to learn patience and strength as her new life unfolds before her and many things threaten to pull her down?

Teen Review
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

The Viscount Who Loved Me

By Julia Quinn
5
Rated by
Junie K.
Apr 7, 2022

Anthony Bridgerton is a young viscount in his late twenties, as well as the eldest in the eight-sibling Bridgerton family. As the head of the family, Anthony is plagued by immense responsibility in keeping the viscountcy together, marrying his sisters off, and providing for his family. This pressure of exceeding responsibility lies in a past that he is unable to overcome. Falling in love–or more accurately– wanting to fall in love is a phenomenon he wants to avoid at all costs. Yet, this mindset comes into question when he meets the spinster Kate Sheffield.

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