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Fever 1793

15 Ratings: 3.3
YA fiction about the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 as told by a young girl.
4 reviews about Fever 1793
review by . July 02, 2010
Interesting tale told by Mattie Cooke, a teenager living in 1793 Philadelphia. It is an era I did not know anything about. I had heard about Yellow fever hitting tropical places but was not aware that it had ever occurred so far north. It is interesting to see how Mattie seems to "grow-up" during this tragic time. Once the fever hits her home she flees with her grandfather, leaving her sick mother behind. They do not get far as they both fall ill. Mattie gradually recovers and heads back …
review by . June 17, 2010
I found this historical YA novel by Laurie Halse Anderson to be a quick, engaging, and thoroughly enjoyable read. It’s the summer of 1793, and sixteen-year-old Mattie Cook idles away the days fantasizing about trips to Paris and her handsome admirer Nathaniel as she washes endless mugs in the family coffeehouse, where she lives with her brusque, sharp-tongued mother and gentle, doting grandfather. But her peaceful existence is shattered when the citizens of Philadelphia are suddenly struck …
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
This book was SOOO GOOD! made me cry TWICE, but in a good way. also very cool historical perspecitve.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Great historical novel for young readers.
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