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Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Teton County Library Call Number: YA ANDERSON

Madeleine - 4 stars
Just the idea of being deathly ill with no one to care for you is scary enough. Add the thought that YOU might be responsible for someone living or dying. And you do this be washing them of their gore and hand washing sheets every day. Made me really appreciate the modern washing machine. I cannot imagine.

Staff: 4 stars
Fourteen year old Mattie Cook runs the Cook Coffeehouse with her mother and can't stand it any more. Mother nags constantly, butting heads with Mattie's strong-willed and ambitious personality. But soon none of it will matter as the rumors of fever become a reality. The fever fills the docks,and creeps up the streets of Philadelphia. Before she knows it, Mattie is fighting for the lives of herself, and her family.
Anderson weaves another brilliant tale packed with suspense and emotion. Readers feel the panic and fear of the Fever of 1793 and root for Mattie's lovable character until the end.
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