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Fever 1793

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An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where “the plot rages like the epidemic itself” (The New York Times Book Review). 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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4.75 / 7.0

This book was interesting and very engaging. I learned a lot about this particular fever epidemic and what life was like in the late 18th century in America, which was really interesting. The plot moves quickly and is well-described so it’s easy to imagine and follow. A great book for middle school reader!

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Who Wrote Fever 1793

Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is a <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, <i>Chains </i>and <i>Speak</i>, were National Book Award finalists. <i>Chains</i> 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 Pennsylvania, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @HalseAnderson, or visit her at

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March 1, 2002

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