What are the best medieval historical fiction for young adults?

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    #1Catherine, Called Birdy

    Catherine, Called Birdy

    Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman is a children's fiction book about a protagonist who was forced to marry a man she does not love. This book was originally published in 1994.

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    Frances Hall
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I bought this book for my niece, and she apparently really enjoyed it. My sister said she even read it twice! She said my niece looked up to how smart and independent Birdy, the lead character, is. She was really interested by how life was presented for her, as well. Much different to our present day lives. If you have a daughter/niece/sister who's as independent and unique as my niece, then they might enjoy this unique take on a young adult novel."
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    #2The Midwife's Apprentice

    The Midwife's Apprentice
    The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman is about Brat who meets Jane to become her apprentice. While helping out Jane in delivering babies, Brat starts to become confident and wants to have a purpose in life.

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    Roger Howard
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "read the link. it sounds interesting but its not exactly something i would normally read"
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    #3Daughter of the Forest

    Daughter of the Forest

    Daughter of the Forest is the first book in the Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier. This book was originally published in 1999. This book is a good mix of fantasy, romance, and history that every young adult may enjoy to read.

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    Marilyn Curtis
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Daughter of forest is definitely a great book with every promising youth out there will find intrigued to read and learn so much from varying from fantasy, romance and even history."
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    #4The Crowfield Curse

    The Crowfield Curse

    The Crowfield Curse is the first book in the Crowfield Abbey series by Pat Walsh. This book was originally published in 2010. This is a fiction book on mystery and fantasy that every young reader might relate to.

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    Howard Hanson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book is about Will, an orphan boy, lives at Crowfield Abbey. After journeying into forest behind the abbey, he soon falls deep into a mystery that changes his life forever. The mystery and fantasy elements of this book make it unique and kept me hooked as I fell into this world created by Pat Walsh. This was a great book."
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    #5The Raging Quiet

    The Raging Quiet

    The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan is a fiction book on romance, history, and fantasy. This book was originally published in 1999. This is about the protagonist fighting for her true self.

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    Pari Lobo
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I really like this book's unique perspective on medieval life. So much of the historical fiction I have read just glosses over the problems that people faced in the old days. It's also nice to have a book that talks about the problems of being disabled. That said, I found this book kind of depressing and hard to read. So many bad things happen to the protagonist, and eventually I just found it too much."
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    #6Matilda Bone

    Matilda Bone

    Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman is a children's fiction book on a medieval English Village. This book was originally published in 2000 which includes narrations and plot twists with wittiness.

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    Rodrigo Valle
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Matilda Bone is a story about a young girl in medieval England. It was a fun read I recommend to people who are interested in medieval times, but not so much the fighting part."
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    #7A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

    A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

    A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg is a fictio book for young adults. This book narrates a retelling of the life of a dead woman. This was originally published in 1973.

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    Shirley Oliver
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Of course this is a great book, it's written by E.L. Konigsburg! She's definitely one of my favorite authors and one that I read to my daughter (well, not this book, but one of her others) when she was younger. I bought this book for my daughter as a teenager and she loved it. It's just so interesting - and the writing so skillful. This is a gem. "
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    #8The Door in the Wall

    The Door in the Wall

    The Door in the Wall is a children's literature graphic novel written and illustrated by Marguerite de Angeli. This picture book was originally published in 1949. It won the John Newbery Medal award.

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    Tejas Rangarajan
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "When I found this book at the bookstore, I thought it was really peculiar and I had to get it for my kid. I read it first and really liked it, I thought it was well written. But sadly my kid didn't feel the same. I would not say it's the best medieval historical fiction especially for young adults because it does not seem to resonate, at least with my kid"
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    #9The Healers Apprentice

    The Healers Apprentice

    The Healers Apprentice is a great novel written by Melanie Dickerson that tells the story about Rose, a healer’s apprentice. In its pages, we can find references to Christianity, an also romance.



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    James Evans
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Really good book if you like fantasy with a little religion thrown in. Medevil books were never for me, but this was great."
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    #10Scarlet

    Scarlet
    Scarlet is one of Robin Hood's band of merry men, and one of his best. This brilliant boy thief, however, has one secret that only Robin and his men know: Will Scarlet is actually a girl!
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    Alan Grant
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This book is well know by many people, it is popular because of it's strength in story and plot. I really enjoyed the story a lot, and have been recommending it to friends whenever they are looking for a new book to read. It is a really good novel for people who enjoy having women as a leader."

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Best What are the best medieval historical fiction for young adults
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Catherine, Called BirdyBooks 39 Paid
2The Midwife's ApprenticeBooks 35 Paid
3Daughter of the ForestBooks 33 Paid
4The Crowfield CurseBooks 32 Paid
5The Raging QuietBooks 29 Paid
6Matilda BoneBooks 28 Paid
7A Proud Taste for Scarlet and MiniverBooks 25 Paid
8The Door in the WallBooks 24 Paid
9The Healers ApprenticeBooks 22 Paid
10ScarletBooks 18 Paid
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