Best Teen & Young Adult European Historical Fiction in 2022

Teen & Young Adult European Historical Fiction

This category is comprised of books for young adults. The authors can vary widely, but there are some common characteristics among all of these books. In this article, we'll look at The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Secrets and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed, and Lada Dragwlya by Lily Hu. Also, we'll discuss the characteristics of Teen & Young Adult European Historical Fiction.

Secrets and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed

A British-Asian writer, Leila Rasheed was born in Libya and moved to England when she was thirteen. Before writing, she worked as a children's book seller in Brussels and for a national children's literacy charity. Today, she combines her love of writing and teaching creative writing into a full-time career. She has two master's degrees and currently resides in Birmingham.

The story starts with love at first sight. Lady Ada risks her family, reputation, and money in order to pursue a boy she has never met. She spends just a few minutes kissing the handsome stranger, and he returns the kiss. But he is too smitten to stay long, and she learns his name and the college he attended, and she can't let go of him.

Characteristics of Young Adult European Historical Fiction

The most well-known example of young adult European historical fiction is Howard Pyle's Otto of the Silver Hand, which was published in 1972. The book centers on a superchild, Rebecca, who copes with the British officers billeted in her home. She also manages to find and sell smuggled brandy that is used to feed the American prisoners and keeps a secret cache of gold.

While major writers of historical fiction rarely indulge in humor, Leon Garfield's The Prisoners of September, published in 1997, is an exception. Garfield uses historical fact to remind us that there is still a comic side to life. Though the plot is fairly thin, the narrator of The Namesake is an old man who remembers the boyhood days he spent with Alfred the Great. While the story is based on real events, it's also a touching tale of friendship.

Early works of historical fiction were often very grim, but they have evolved over time. The nineteenth century marked the arrival of this genre, and Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1819) is one of the first popular works of historical fiction. Set in 1194, the novel portrays a man's life in England after the Crusades. In the aftermath of his disgrace, Ivanhoe is forced to choose between his love for his family and his country.

Another characteristic of historical fiction for children is its ability to draw readers in with action and adventure. Readers will have a more fun time reading a book that has action. For a young audience, action and adventure is essential, and both elements must be intertwined. Scott and Stevenson both knew how to write a historical fiction novel that appealed to children. The authors of Kidnapped, Treasure Island, and other classic children's novels often make use of the history as a plot device.

Another characteristic of this genre is that children's authors tend to write about historical events that are relevant to their age group. This means that the characters of these books are not whiners and are more interested in helping others than inward reflections. Rather, the young protagonists have little time to consider themselves. It is also important to remember that the material is often presented in a manner that is appropriate for a young audience.

Book Review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars is a novel by John Green, which was published on January 10, 2012. It is Green's fourth solo novel and sixth overall. This novel centers on a high school girl who is unsure of her future. Her mother has just died and she has to decide whether or not she will stay in school. She makes an improbable choice. The book explores the complexities of human relationships, and focuses on the struggles of two different types of families.

In this novel, Hazel struggles with lung cancer. At 16, she is reluctant to attend a cancer support group. But after meeting Augustus Waters, she realizes it is a good idea. After all, Augustus has battled an uncommon form of bone cancer. And as his cancer progresses, Hazel isn't the only one facing the same problems. He helps her find the strength to overcome her own struggles.

The main characters in Green's novel are relatable and complex. Despite their differences, they all harbor courage and hope despite their circumstances. In this way, the book takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions. But, the book does not have to be heavy to be successful. It can be read on a vacation or as an afternoon read. It is a great book for the whole family.

The Fault in Our Stars is a sweeping, complex novel that will captivate readers of all ages. The plot and characters are layered and compelling. The author has mastered the art of blending joy and sadness into a compelling tale. The book will leave you aching for more. Its emotional roller coaster will keep you turning pages, and it's worth reading!

The plot is based on the fact that Hazel Lancaster has terminal lung cancer. As a result of her illness, every day is a battle against her fatal destiny. When she crosses paths with Augustus Waters, another young man battling terminal cancer, life begins to change. While her cancer is a bleak reality, Hazel struggles to keep her parents happy, and the premise of the book makes it one of the best YA novels of the year.



Becky Watson

Commissioning Editor in Walker’s “6+” team. I work on books across the different children’s genres, including non-fiction, fiction, picture books, gift books and novelty titles. Happy to answer questions about children's publishing – as best I can – for those hoping to enter the industry!

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