World War I Fiction (Teen)

Angus, Sam.  Soldier Dog.  Y FIC Angus
With his older brother fighting in the Great War, fourteen-year-old Stanley runs away to join the army and is assigned to the War Dog School, and given a Great Dane named Bones to train.

Brown, Teri J.  Velvet Undercover.  Y FIC Brown
A World War I era spy novel about a bright British girl who is sent undercover into the heart of enemy territory to rescue Britain’s most valuable (and secret) spy.

Frost, Helen.  Crossing Stones.  Y FIC Frost
In their own voices, four young people, Muriel, Frank, Emma, and Ollie, tell of their experiences during the first World War, as the boys enlist and are sent overseas, Emma finishes school, and Muriel fights for peace and women’s suffrage.

Hemingway, Ernest.  A Farewell to Arms.  (Adult) PB H
This novel about WW1 focuses on the romance of an American soldier and a British nurse. The soldier’s desertion is against the backdrop of the cruelty and ugliness of war.

Hooper, Mary.  Poppy.  Y FIC Hooper
In 1914-15 England, fifteen-year-old Poppy works as a parlormaid until she is transformed by forbidden love and a war that sends her to the front line as a nurse.

Miller. Sarah.  The Lost Crown.  Y FIC Miller
In alternating chapters, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia tell how their privileged lives as the daughters of the Tsar in early twentieth-century Russia are transformed by World War and revolution.

Morpurgo, Michael.  Private Peaceful.  Y FIC Morpurgo
When Thomas Peaceful’s older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself.

Morpurgo, Michael.  War Horse.  J FIC Morpurgo
Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master.

Morpurgo, Michael.  Private Peaceful.  Y FIC Morpurgo
When Thomas Peaceful’s older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself.

Remarque, Erich Maria.  All Quiet on the Western Front.  PB R // FIC Remarque (Adult)
Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.

Slade, Arthur G.  Megiddo’s Shadow.  Y FIC Slade
After the death of his beloved older brother Hector in World War I, sixteen-year-old Edward leaves the family farm in Canada to enlist in Hector’s batallion, where he attempts to come to terms with what has happened.

Wilson, John.  Wings of War.  YPB Wilson
A Canadian boy learns to fly from his uncle, and then decides to join the English Royal Flying Corps as a fighter pilot in World War I.

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