The Wicked and the Just - Cecily's father has ruined her life. Ha's moving them to occupied medieval Wales, where the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will finally be the lady of the house.
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenyhal is a novel about a boy who survived the Holocaust. Another personal story of horror and healing. (I feel this book is acceptable reading for my teenager for history)