Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Matilda Cook is not like other girls of her time in the year of 1793. She works hard in her family's coffeehouse with her widowed mother and instead of doing her chores, she often daydreams about turning her family's business into the best Philadelphia has ever seen. But then, the fever broke out. The disease is spreading quickly, and everyday the corpses are piling up. Soon her mother catches the fever, and she has to find a way to survive the most horrifying epidemic in her life.

In my opinion, this book would be great for any avid reader. If you think that you hate anything related to history, then this is the book for you. It incorporates the genre of adventurous fiction smoothly into accurate historical facts. Never again will you be bored from a history related book. And to Battle of the Book members, this is a great novel for questions.

Tiffany, a 7th grader