Book Review: Fever 1793

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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.

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