Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Memories: Fever 1793

Welcome to my meme, Monday Memories, where I feature favorite books we've loved from the past. It's been quite a while since I've posted one of these, so just to remind you: You can link to an old review, or write something new about a beloved book from your past. Really, what's important is not the book, but why it is memorable to you. So, have fun reminiscing, and leave a comment below, so we can all enjoy your memories.
It's no secret that I'm a historical fiction NUT. And Fever 1793 is one reason why. Fever 1793 was published in 2000 and is the story of a yellow fever epidemic. The main character, Mattie, is 14 years old and she's spunky. Her mother insists she leave Philadelphia to escape the plague, but Mattie soon finds out it has spread to the countryside. Mattie is a great character, and the well-researched details make you feel like you are living through it. I read Fever 1793 when it first came out and still remember scenes from it.

What is even more amazing to me is that Anderson also writes great contemporaries. She wrote Speak while in the middle of writing Fever 1793! Such different genres and such amazing stories! I am in awe (well, I am in general, always in awe of authors.)

If you haven't read Fever 1793 I would highly recommend that you do. It's short, but you won't forget it.

Share one of your cherished book memories!

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  1. I read this book with my daughter a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. Laurie Halse Anderson is one of my favorite authors and she did such a good job of capturing the times, the fear, the fever and society all wrapped in characters I cared about

  2. Cool meme! Here is my Monday Memory
    Beth @ Free Spirit

  3. This sounds interesting. I'm adding it to my tbr. Thanks!


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