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Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Nov 19, 10

bookshelves: challenge-10-fall, 2010
Read from October 04 to 11, 2010

This is a sweet story about a girl who has unimaginable things happen to her, but perseveres, survives, and thrives. I can't say that the plot was fast-paced and full of action, but when there is so much death and sadness around, and it's a struggle to merely survive from day to day, you can't really expect too much excitement. The characters are full of life and likable, and I truly wanted them to make it through this ordeal and find success and happiness. So, despite the loss and trials, in the end, Mattie and her friends and family (for the most part) end up happy and healthy, with a bright future.
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Kim Have you read Steven B. Johnson's Ghost Map? It is about a 19th century cholera outbreak in London and it is fascinating!


Rach Yes! I think I read it about a year ago. That one is definitely more detailed and informative about the spread of disease than this one, which you would expect, of course, from non-fiction in comparison to YA fiction. :) I'm so glad we live now and not then!


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Kim Haha! No kidding!


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