In the Philadelphia of 1793; sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook lives with her mother and grandfather. When the yellow fever epidemic strikes, she flees the city with her grandfather, leaving her ailing mother behind. They are forced to cope with the horrors of the yellow fever epidemic. Matilda learns about strength, perseverance, and self-reliance, especially after her grandfather's death.
Date read: 4/29/2009
Best Book by Far, Hands Way Up
I first read this is 4th grade, and I think I have reread this every year of my life. This is my favorite book. And Fever has inspired me to read every book by Laurie Halse Anderson. She is such a terrific writer. This book will make you think in a totally new way and will really inspire you to read historical fiction. It isn't boring in the least and it is kid friendly. I think this book should be a requirement to get out of school, everyone should read such a great book. It's my absolute favorite. Happy Reading!