It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.
PW called this ambitious novel about the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged 18th-century Philadelphia "extremely well researched. However, larger scale views take precedence over the kind of intimate scenes that Anderson crafted so masterfully in Speak." Ages 10-up.
Best Book I've Ever Read
Fever 1793, I read this book a couple years ago and fell in love with it. I've read it multiple times and just can't stop loving it. It is such an amazing book. It's my favorite book of all time.
Really awesome book!
I was sucked into this book very quickly; historical fiction, much like Laurie's books, has always pleased me. It allows an insight to the time period. I would highly recommend this book. Five stars definitely! <3
BEST BOOK EVER
This is my favorite book. I've read it at least 10 times and still wanna read it! It's awesome!
If you dont read this, there will be a bunch if flooding, trees will die, then the world will explode.
Yup. A really powerful book.
But if you wanna buy a book worth your money, BUY THIS.
(I actually bought the book in a book store, it was so good)
you won't regret it