Help a Teen Girl Out

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So the Teen Girl continues to read voraciously and has discovered a new love: The late Tudor period, extending into the Stewart period, says my good friend Marie Burton at Burton Book Review. Of all the bloggers and readers I know, Marie knows historical fiction the best, so when I told her what The Teen Girl was reading, she helped me hone in on that period.

But … Marie’s an adult and the Teen Girl is… well, she’s not officially a teen yet. She’s still a pre-teen.

That means Marie doesn’t know the YA historical fiction world as well as the Teen Girl would like her to. Meaning: intimately, inside-out, AND completely, all rolled into one ball of knowledge.

Have you read anything from this time period? Got any titles to recommend? Written any?

Bring ’em on.

And yes, I hope to encourage Teen Girl and Teen Boy to get off the Minecraft and get back to blogging. I miss them around these parts. Hope you do, too.

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5 Comments

  1. Mary BookHounds

    November 21, 2013 10:49 am

    Phillipa Gregory has just started a new YA series about that period, but it takes place in Italy. If it wasn’t for some racy moments in The Other Boleyn Girl, I would recommend that. — Who knows, she may be ready for that. Alison Weir takes facts and makes them interesting but again, those are adult book, with no racy moments. Here is a list for you from Rebecca’s book blog: http://rebeccasbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/march-2010-historical-fiction-feature.html

  2. Beth

    November 21, 2013 12:48 pm

    When I was in junior high school, i started reading books by Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Hibbert

    Don’t know if any of Eleanor HIbbert (aka Victoria Holt) would fit what you are looking for.

  3. Kristen Koster

    November 21, 2013 12:56 pm

    Maybe not quite the right era, but I’d recommend Jennifer McGowan’s MAIDS OF HONOR series. It’s YA Elizabethan Spy Girls. The first one is MAID OF SECRETS — http://www.jennifermcgowan.com/

  4. Lady Bren

    November 22, 2013 7:37 am

    The best authors for this genre have been mentioned. I still remember (even through this swiss cheese memory) my first royal book that I read when I was just a bit older than your daughter ~ The Red Haired Brat. My daughter loved the scholastic series on Princesses. It does cover more than this time period however they’re wonderful

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