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Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
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I finished this masterpiece a couple of days ago. It was part of my anti-depression about my husband being in the hospital while I was home with fibro-flare. In this case, I would say misery loves company. Or... at least things aren't as bad as it was then.

This was a birthday present from me--to me! I had picked up the whispersync for voice also so I was able to listen to Emily Bergl's narration. I have to admit she is not my favorite narrator. But once she was into the story I felt drawn in and forgot that there was a narrator.

Laurie Halse Anderson always amazes me with her works. This book is no exception. Wow! The amount of research that she dug through to write this fiction is overwhelming! This is based on a real epidemic that happened just a few years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Yellow Fever takes over. But no one knows yet that it is due to the mosquitoes. Medicine was still in its infancy. Through Ms. Anderson, we get to see what could have happened to a young girl, her family and her community.

Okay. Confession time. I have never been a history buff. I did have a fabulous professor in college that made me appreciate it a bit. That class was when I was in my forties. So imagine how long it was that I hated history. I think with books like this I might have been able to relate to historical events as a middle grader on. This younger generation is so lucky to have such writers as Laurie Halse Anderson!
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Reading Progress

August 12, 2009 – Shelved
July 24, 2014 – Shelved as: audible
July 24, 2014 – Shelved as: fav-author
July 24, 2014 – Shelved as: fiction
January 28, 2015 – Started Reading
January 28, 2015 – Shelved as: whispersynch-for-voice
January 28, 2015 – Shelved as: kindle
January 28, 2015 – Shelved as: kindle-books-i-own
January 28, 2015 –
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January 28, 2015 –
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January 29, 2015 – Finished Reading
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: young-adult
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: illness
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: epidemic
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: america
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: children
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: colonial
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: survival
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: not-loanable
January 30, 2015 – Shelved as: no-tts

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