For my Historical Fiction ABC challenge for the letter H I re-read The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day by Scott O'Dell.
This book was my favorite book as a pre-teen. It is the story of William Tyndale the man who translated the New Testiment into English. Told through the perspective of a teenage sailor who smuggled Tyndale to Germany and later the bibles back to England. Written in O'Dell's wonderfully engulfing style, you find yourself transported to 16th century Europe where the church had most of the power and everyone feared the King's spy's.
I would recommend Scott O'Dell's historical Fiction novels to any teen or pre-teen who has a love of adventure and history.