Fever 1793by Laurie Halse Anderson
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- Grades: 5 - 8
- Ages: 10 - 14
Riveting and suspenseful, this rich historical novel reveals with engrossing details the transformation of a bustling city by a terrible epidemic.
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But then a yellow fever epidemic breaks out, devastating the city and threatening everything Mattie holds dear. As the cemeteries fill with fever victims, fear to turns to panic, and thousands flee the city. Then Mattie's mother falls ill, and insists that Mattie and her grandfather escape as well. But the fever is everywhere, and suddenly Mattie's struggle to build a better life must give way to something even more important—the fight to stay alive!