Thursday, September 03, 2009

Fever 1793

Fever 1793 Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A 14(?) year old girl's experience of the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia of 1793. As you might expect, there's a lot of death and disease. It weaves the history in quite well.

It's good. It's well-written, exciting, and it's easy to relate to the characters. It didn't wow me, though. Not sure why. It's definitely worth reading.

1 comment:

  1. I agree--not a WOW!!! book, but one worth reading.

    There are a bunch of historical epidemic/plague books out there and they just blend together in my mind.