Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Yesterday I completed Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. This is the historical fiction novel on the 8th grade list.
I really liked this book, and in fact, stayed late after school yesterday to finish it. In all the history books I have read throughout the years, I never knew that Yellow Fever had killed nearly 5,000 people in the Philadelphia area in 1793, when George Washington was our president.
This is a great story about a young girl dealing with an epidemic, family loss, and other things.
You will like Mattie, she's a great character.

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