Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Five top YA novels set in both the past and the present

Darren Croucher writes YA novels with a partner, under the name A.D. Croucher. At the BN Teen blog he tagged five dual YA narratives that bridge history and the present day, including:
Crow Mountain, by Lucy Inglis

If you like your YA with romance, rugged cowboys, and historical narratives, you’re going to love this. When Hope arrives in Montana from London, she’s an unwilling passenger, accompanying her mother on a research trip. But when Caleb Crow (rugged cowboy alert!) picks them up from the airport, Hope reconsiders her position. As Hope and Caleb spend more time together (away from Hope’s disapproving mother), they discover a diary labeled Montana, 1867. It belonged to Emily Forsythe, another British teenager forced to travel to Montana. As Caleb and Hope read the journal, we see the ways Emily’s story mirrors Hope’s to a spooky degree. This is a Western about love, freedom, and finding yourself.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue