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In the foreground of this story is 16-year-old Mattie Cook, whose mother and grandfather own a popular coffee house on High Street. Mattie's comfortable and interesting life is shattered by the epidemic, as her mother is felled and the girl and her grandfather must flee for their lives. Later, after much hardship and terror, they return to the deserted town to find their former cook, a freed slave, working with the African Free Society, an actual group who undertook to visit and assist the sick and saved many lives. As first frost arrives and the epidemic ends, Mattie's sufferings have changed her from a willful child to a strong, capable young woman able to manage her family's business on her own. (Ages 12 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book was good and I liked it a lot but there were times it kreeped me out.
Laurie Halse Anderson did an amazing job researching this historical fiction about the Yellow Fever outbreak that plagued Philadelphia in the summer of 1793.
I recommend it to everyone who likes historical fiction or a good book to read!
My son was assigned this as a project. I read it too and truly enjoyed it. Great read for all ages over 12.Published 14 days ago by Jennifer R. Jenkins
I purchased this book for my 12-yr old grand-daughter. I am so proud of her and that she loves books almost as much as I do. I am happy to keep her supplied. Read morePublished 19 days ago by G. A. Ormerod
a great book about a growing girl going through a crisis which then leads to a happy ending it was amazingPublished 19 days ago by jimmy
Interesting hearing the practices that were done years ago to the sick. I had a hard time connecting to the people in the book so it was not an emotional mood.Published 21 days ago by Kris
My granddaughter loved this book. She loves all of Laurie Halse Anderson books and hopes there is going to be much more to come!Published 21 days ago by Gail
I enjoyed the book. It was my book club pick. Interesting and easy to read.Published 23 days ago by Jennifer Greiner