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Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Sep 15, 2010

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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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Reading Progress

September 15, 2010 – Shelved
September 15, 2010 – Shelved as: x-src-challenge-10-fall
October 4, 2010 – Started Reading
October 5, 2010 –
page 65
October 7, 2010 –
page 107
October 11, 2010 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Kim (new) - added it

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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