If you’re looking for Historical Fiction for Teens, these are all books that my teen and I have enjoyed. From medieval France in the 1200’s all the way to Romania in the 1980’s, there’s a great YA Historical Fiction book for you on this list!
Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres, so I am very happy that my teenager is enjoying so many historical fiction books lately too. It gives us a lot to talk about!
With my daughter’s help, I put together this list of excellent Historical Fiction for Teens. We’ve tried to cover a wide variety of time periods and perspectives. That being said, there’s definitely some historical and geographical gaps in this book list so we’ll keep reading and updating as we find more great YA historical fiction books to add (share your recommendations in the comments!).
Some of these books are actually classified as YA Historical Fiction, but there are a few that are middle grade and even one or two that were written for adults. I don’t worry too much about the age recommendation from the publisher, but rather what I think a teen will enjoy and relate to.
I have been mindful of age-appropriate content in these books, and I’ve noted any that may be PG-13. If you have any questions about a specific book on the list, leave it in the comments and I’m happy to answer. These are all books that my teens and I have read and enjoyed.
Note: (Updated August 2022) The books here are listed in descending order roughly by the time period they are set in. Also, the Amazon links in this post are Affiliate Links.