Laurie Halse Anderson
Based on the actual yellow fever outbreak on 1793 in Philadelphia, this book tells the story of teenage Mattie Cook, a daughter of a widowed coffee house owner, and granddaughter of a retired General from Washington’s army. It tells of her story of survival, but also of the town at large and how it was completely turned upside down by the epidemic.
I read this book in an evening. It was a quick and enjoyable read, but it really lacked the “Wow” factor that I like to give the 5 star books, so I gave it 4 stars. It’s a young adult book, but if you like Historical Fiction, you’ll probably enjoy it.