Fever 1793: Book summary and reviews of Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
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During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out.

Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.

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"Extremely well researched, Anderson's novel paints a vivid picture of the seedy waterfront, the devastation the disease wreaks on a once thriving city, and the bitterness of neighbor toward neighbor as those suspected of infection are physically cast aside. However, these larger scale views take precedence over the kind of intimate scenes that Anderson crafted so masterfully in Speak." - Publisher's Weekly

"Readers will find this a gripping picture of disease's devastating effect on people, and on the social fabric itself." - Kirkus Reviews

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Fever 1793
I really like this book. It does get really sad at times, but has a really good ending. It is a good book for young readers. I had to read this book in 7th grade, but idk when some grades have to read it.

Makala

Fever, 1793
I loved the book but it was very sad.

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Laurie Halse Anderson Author Biography

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 international, national, and state awards. She has been nominated three times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was also short-listed for the Carnegie medal.

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Laurie Halse Anderson: Halse rhymes with waltz

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