Fever 1793 Review


  • An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where “the plot rages like the epidemic itself” (The New York Times Book Review).
  • During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out.
  • Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie’s world upside down. At her feverish mother’s insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.

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“I never read YA. I didn’t even knew it existed until I joined Google plus. I love historical fiction and buy almost everything I can get my hands on. I purchase, not by review, but by cover art. The cover interested me, and it wasn’t until I read the first paragraph that I realized this was written for YA. What a great book!” By Carole P. Roman

“This is one of my all-time favorite books! The fact that this fever really did grip the nation and take many, many lives just made this story the much more intense.” By Brit Miller

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Product Details

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Kindle Price: Hardcover $16.19, Paperback $5.99, Audible from $17.95
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (March 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0689848919
ISBN-13: 978-0689848919
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 starsĀ  See all reviews (914 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,653 in Books