Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson

I had high expectations for this book, as it had been recommended to me by a number of teens and even adults, and Anderson has won award after awaard for Speak, so maybe I was expecting too much.

In Philadelphia during a yellow fever outbreak, 16 year old Mattie loses friends and family to the fever, gets sent away, and returns to run the family coffee shop. She was to me a maddening character, and her perky comeback as an 18th century barista cemented my dislike of the book.

That being said, the number of people who have raved about it leads me to think that maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea.

Quality: 5 Popularity: 8 Overall: 13

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