I'm working on a YA fiction that takes place in 1890. Is it tacky to use modern dialogue? I find I want the reader to feel connected to the characters. The book already shows them authentic history thru setting, events, etc. I'm curious if could get away with familiar language so that the reader (who is most likely in grade 7) won't feel the book is too 'heavy'? I have dropped in a few "historical correct" phrases or tags. I want to do justice to history but respect the readers too. Any suggestions?