Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson – 251 p.
I think Laurie Halse Anderson has really outdone herself. Fever, 1793 is a fantastic historical fiction book about malaria (yellow fever). In Fever, 1793 14 year-old Matilda Cook is always being bossed around by her mother. The waterfront is now buzzing with news about malaria and suddenly Mattie’s mother is affected. I strongly recommend this book. I learned so much more about the yellow fever epidemic than I ever did before!!!
Review by Luisa, age 12, Greenwood Library