Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity 0) by Elizabeth Wein

TJ Burns — March 11th, 2017 The characters in The Pearl Thief are so vivid and each is unique! I really feel that I know them. The writing is amazing! …and the mystery! I couldn’t stop reading. Julie is a … Continue reading

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It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

TJ Burns — December 23, 2016 Entertaining, educational, emotional, and informative. I read It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel with daughter and it constantly provided us with food for long discussions. Since I grew up in the US at the same … Continue reading

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Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

TJ Burns – November 1, 2016 Fantastico! Brava! Bravo! Encore! Zugaben! …and all that good stuff! Quirky, interesting characters! Emma, Stanley, Lulu, Josh, Brandon, Cooke, Wick, Haddock, and the bard himself — this was definitely a character driven story. Emma … Continue reading

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

TJ Burns — May 15th, 2016 I try not to read the book description (if I can help it), so I had no idea about the content of this book until I started reading. My thoughts after 3% were: oh, … Continue reading

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Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (Seasons of the Sword) by David Kudler

TJ Burns — February 29, 2016 Nice writing, interesting characters, and intriguing storyline. Set in historical Japan, thirteen-year-old Risuko, who is an extraordinary tree climber, is ripped away from her mother and younger sister by a mysterious older woman and … Continue reading

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Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken

TJ Burns — January 3, 2016 Passenger is an exciting and intriguing exploration into history through time travel — I felt like a “passenger” myself, being tossed in the midst of major historical events and being thrown into exotic geographical … Continue reading

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