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Haven’t Been There, but I’ve Read That: Historical Fiction for Teens

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by Mickie.
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Can you imagine what it felt like to grow up in a Medieval village in the depths of the Dark Ages? What about how stressful it must have been to be a fighter pilot strapped in the belly of a plane hurtling through the sky towards enemy airspace? Of course you can imagine it! Although you can’t live in the past, you can visit it…when you read about it.

If you aren’t the type to follow wizards into dark mines or hitch rides in alien ships, than you may just be a fan of historical fiction.

BUT WHAT *IS* HISTORICAL FICTION?? I can hear you shouting. (Seriously–you don’t need to shout, I am sitting right here.)

Let’s ask the professor:

So there you have it. Mostly real, but not quite. But it will feel real to you…so go ahead and step into historical fiction. The feelings are real, but the dumb souvenir t-shirt is totally optional. Browse the catalog now because history is cool.


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