Fever 1793 (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 16, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.
  

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The writing was very fluid and easy to read. - Goodreads
the plot rages like the epidemic itself. - Goodreads
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Personal reaction: I thought this was a good book, and the way it was written and layer out for such a harsh subject and illness that wiped out thousands of people in Philadelphia. I thought I wouldn ... Read full review

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User Review  - Courtney Weber - Goodreads

Personal Reaction: I liked this book, but it would not be my first choice. I remember my sister read it in middle school and told me to read it because it was really good, but at the time I said no. I ... Read full review

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Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
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About the author (2011)

Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also received the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @HalseAnderson, or visit her at MadWomanInTheForest.com.

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