When the Hipchicks Went to War - The sixties are in full swing and going to a war is the last thing on Kathy's mind. For sixteen-year-old Kathy, it's all about miniskirts, the Beatles, discos and her fab new boots! The world is rapidly changing, her brother is fighting in the Vietnam War and her best friend is protesting against it. Kathy simply wants to live life and experience a world beyond her suburban existence. So when the chance comes for her to dance entertaining troops in Vietnam.
I've been listening to these, read by Ian McKellan. Really fabulous YA novels dealing with identity formation and courage, but pretty intensely scary at parts. Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, #1) by Michelle Paver
How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss. Two perspectives and intertwining stories from Hattie, a pregnant and troubled teenager, and her great-aunt Gloria. It's a journey-of-discovery tale and a spirited one both in telling a present-day story and one from the postwar era.