YA Historical Literature

All of the teen period literature in this category takes place in another time, allowing YA readers to experience familiar situations in the unfamiliar settings of the 16th, 17th, 18th or 19th centuries. Although there have always been books written with a young adult audience in mind, the YA historical literature that we review here isn’t always written centuries before you were born. You’ll find a mix of old and contemporary pieces of teen historical fiction that are sure to have you pining for the clothing, manners and language of your favorite golden age. Come back often to read our honest YA historical reviews about the greatest to the latest period pieces and everything in between.


Buy Puppet Special $13.50 (Regular price: $17.95) Publisher: Tundra Books Format: Hardcover Reviewer: Melissa on January 4, 2011 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars In 1882, a servant named Esther goes missing from her small Hungarian village. Assuming that there must be someone at fault, the Hungarian villagers start circulating lies – the “blood libel” – that Jews kill Christian… Read more →


Buy Folly Special $11.98 (Regular price: $15.99) Publisher: Tundra Books & Wendy Lamb Books Format: Hardcover Reviewer: Melissa on December 30, 2010 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars It’s the late 1800s, where a few moments of folly have the power to change the lives of others. Mary, who has always been a sensible, young, country girl, works as a… Read more →