“Fever 1793” is about Mattie Cook, a girl who lives in Philadelphia in 1793. When Yellow Fever brakes out Mattie’s world is turned upside-down! Disease is everywhere destroying every thing it can. When her mother gets sick Mattie leaves the city with her grandfather. But find sickness is everywhere!
Mattie liked to spend her days avoiding chores and planing ways to her family’s business the best. But when the fever hits Mattie wonders if she will survive! And worrying about her mother doesn’t help ether! When she comes home she meets this young child on the street. But when Mattie finds a broken doll near her she asks if it is her doll all she says is “she is broken” and when Mattie asks were her mother is she says, “my mommy is broken too”. The little girl’s mother was dead. So Mattie decides to be her new mother. This makes her think there are so many fever orphans (orphans who’s parents died of yellow fever). Am I one too?
I would recommend this book to 5th graders and up. I would rate this book 5 stars. This was a very sad but good book and
I think it was a historical fiction.