Fascination with the Tudors of English royalty seems to be the rage these days, but most books and TV shows are not appropriate for younger readers.
Thankfully, author Carolyn Meyer also has an interest in the Tudors and has written books for young adult readers.
Mary, Bloody Mary is about Queen Mary Tudor of England – before she was queen. Mary lived by the whims of her father – at first a princess being groomed to be queen. Then suddenly, she is demoted to a servant in the house of her much younger half-sister Elizabeth and cut off from all contact with her mother.
How Mary survives these very trying years makes for a good read.
Highly recommended for ages 14 and up.