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Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Mattie is a typical teenager. She spends her days up above her family coffee shop avoiding chores and bickering with her ill-tempered mother. But when disease manifests itself in some of her closest friends and family members, her typical life is turned upside down. After being forced to abandon her mother and leave the city, Mattie and her grandfather must survive the growing epidemic or never see their home again.


What I Thought of Fever 1793

Laurie Halse Anderson is one of the most popular historical fiction authors and for good reason! Her book Fever is one of the best historical fiction books I’ve read in a long time. First off, I loved the main character! She was very pleasantly strong and kind with determination and wit. Furthermore, her exceptionally smooth character growth stole the show in addition to Anderson’s adored plot.  For a historical fiction book this novel was pretty good! My only complaint is that although the story had action, depth, suspense and historical accuracy it still wasn’t as spectacular as the main character.

The best and most memorable moment in Fever 1793 is when Mattie and her grandpa find their old cook with the African Free Society. This moment was memorable because the African Free Society was real and it’s unique and gratifying to find facts in a fictional story.

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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