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I'm going on vacation and looking to load up my Kindle and Audible with good historical fiction recommendations from within the last 3-5 years. YA preferably, MG okay.

Here are the ones I already know about.

The Hired Girl - to read list
The Book Thief - read and loved!!
Under a Painted Sky - enjoyed very much and I don't even like westerns.
Code Name Verity - not for me, felt lost with all the jargon and the unreliable character
Hattie Big Sky - currently reading
Octavian Nothing - didn't finish, language was too high-brow.
Ruta Sepetys books - to read list

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Darshana
#1 - August 12, 2015, 10:19 AM
How to Wear a Sari (HMH Books/Versify, Fall 2020)
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The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley-- WWII England. Loved the book.
#2 - August 12, 2015, 12:25 PM

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It feels funny to plug it thus, but I think my published book fits what you are looking for... The Voice of Thunder .
I'm reading Avi's SEE YOU LATER, TRAITOR and I think it is a good book.
#3 - August 12, 2015, 07:29 PM
THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520

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Moon over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool
Starcursed by Nandini Bajpai
Rose Under Fire, companion to Code Name Verity but I loved it even more. Less jargon. More heart.

Enjoy your vacation!
Vijaya
#4 - August 12, 2015, 08:25 PM
BOUND (Bodach Books, 2018)
TEN EASTER EGGS (Scholastic, 2015)
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The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni - 18th century PA YA mystery romance
Revolution by Deborah Wiles - 60s MG
Red Berries White Clouds Blue  by  Sandra Dallas - Japanese internment MG
#5 - August 13, 2015, 05:00 AM
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THE BOOK DRAGON, Sterling, October 2, 2018
MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE, Sterling, 2016

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AUDACITY by Melanie Crowder is on my To Read list and has been getting many starred reviews. (That one is YA) I second WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE. And I really enjoyed KATERINA'S WISH and SEARCHING FOR SILVERHEELS by Jeannie Mobley. (I'd classify those last three are upper-MG)
#6 - August 13, 2015, 05:10 AM
BOOK SCAVENGER, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt 
THE UNBREAKABLE CODE, April 2017
UNLOCK THE ROCK, 2018
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These are great recommendations!! Thank you so much.
#7 - August 13, 2015, 06:49 AM
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Winnie's War, by BBer Jenny Moss was lovely. Early 1900s, influenza outbreak in Texas during the War. Really well done.
#8 - August 13, 2015, 02:04 PM

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Martha Brockenbrough's THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH is fantastic.
#9 - August 13, 2015, 03:12 PM

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Thanks Mike - sounds intriguing. I like it. And I loved Death in The Book Thief, such a character!
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I wish I had a good book to recommend you, but I still have to catch up with my YA and MG reading...

Happy vacation, Darshana!
#11 - August 21, 2015, 05:44 AM

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