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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!
this book is easy to read and I consider this for 5th graders. this book is amazing an adventure with some shocking deaths.Published 3 days ago by Brian Stephenson
Know the story since I was junior high, and still captivated with it. Perfect fit for young adults to read!Published 8 days ago by Jnn
Fascinating historical novel. Well written hard to put down. Excellent read for anyone, especially middle school age. Read morePublished 9 days ago by carpoozie22
excellent book. My daughter had to read it for school and she passed it to me. Terrific read with facts intertwined with fictitious characters.Published 11 days ago by Dianna L. Sierra
This book was very interesting! I recommend it to those who study and read American History! I loved this great book!Published 12 days ago by Sorry, I can't put in my name!
I loved this book! My favorite parts where about Nell. You need to read it. Great author! Great plot. Wow!Published 12 days ago by Tabatha High