Novels with a wartime setting can give readers an appreciation of the complex issues involved in war and conflict. They can provide insight into the personal impact of warfare that isn't necessarily conveyed so easily through non-fiction texts. The following books have settings that relate to specific historical events and conflict in general. They are suitable for teenagers and adults.

 
Once by Morris Gleitzman, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143301950 (KBR review)
Then by Morris Gleitzman, Penguin, $19.95, 9780670072781

 
Alexander Altmann A10567 by Suzy Zail, Black Dog Books, $18.95, 9781922179999 (KBR review)

The Forgotten Pearl by Belinda Murrell, Random House, $15.99, 9781742753690 (KBR review)

 
A Rose for the ANZAC Boys by Jackie French, HarperCollins, $15.99, 9780732285401

 
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Hardie Grant Egmont, $16.99, 9781405258210
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, Hardie Grant Egmont, $16.99, 9781405265119 (KBR review)

 
The Undone Years by Shamini Flint, Fremantle Press, $19.99, 9789810720612

 
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Pan Macmillan, $19.95, 9780330423304 (KBR review)

 
Little Paradise by Gabrielle Wang, Penguin Books Australia, $19.95, 9780143011477 (KBR review)

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