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Fever 1793 | [Laurie Halse Anderson]

Fever 1793

During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.
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Publisher's Summary

During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out.

Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.

©2011 Laurie Halse Anderson (P)2011 Listening Library

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    Amazon Customer FAIRBANKS, AK, United States 07-19-11
    Amazon Customer FAIRBANKS, AK, United States 07-19-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Educational and enjoyable"

    This is one of those books that I wish was required reading (or listening to) in school. It teaches a fair amount of history along with being entertaining. I would have liked it to be a little bit longer to learn more about Mattie. Hopefully there will be a sequel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Valencia, Ca, United States 12-05-13
    Amazon Customer Valencia, Ca, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "This was a beautifully written book."
    What made the experience of listening to Fever 1793 the most enjoyable?

    The story and characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Plot


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the main character had to live with the help.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Grandfathers death.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Colorado Springs 08-18-13
    Kelly Colorado Springs 08-18-13 Member Since 2011

    I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!

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    "Historical Fiction for Youth at its Best!"
    What did you love best about Fever 1793?

    The young heroine in this story is beautifully illustrated. I am 50 years old and still I could picture myself in her shoes. I am anxious for my 14 year old daughter to read this and hopeful that she will encounter her own strength in this sweet and smart character.

    I did not know much about this epidemic that hit Philadelphia the summer of 1793. I always love when I learn from entertaining fiction books. That happened here. I cheered for the heroine, cried for those who grieved and wished fervently for a sequel.


    Have you listened to any of Emily Bergl’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time hearing Ms. Bergi's performance. I thought she was great. She seemed to have the right edge to her voice. She had steely strength when necessary, and her voice wavered a little when appropriate too. Excellent portrayal.


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    Pat Winter Haven, FL, United States 03-25-13
    Pat Winter Haven, FL, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    ""This story should be made into a movie""
    Would you listen to Fever 1793 again? Why?

    Excellent story! Excellent performance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fever 1793?

    When Mattie's grandfather dies and is buried with the fever victims.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Bergl – was your favorite?

    Mattie


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A revolutionary story about a very revolutionary girl.


    Any additional comments?

    My 8th grade students loved reading the story with the audiobook. They suggested that it be made into a film.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 03-22-13
    Amazon Customer United States 03-22-13 Member Since 2011

    Protect the innocent and helpless. Stand for truth and goodness and your soul will be happy and blessed.

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    "Death is sudden and knows no class."

    The Fever of 1793 is a well written account of the yellow fever.
    Very sad but true tale.
    I could not put it down.
    I am a nurse at a medium size hospital and know that is only a matter of time
    before some disease takes large numbers of people and the medical community will be
    helpless.

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    Patti Cordova, TN, United States 07-13-12
    Patti Cordova, TN, United States 07-13-12
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    "An epidemic from a new view"
    What made the experience of listening to Fever 1793 the most enjoyable?

    The description of the main character's life and family and her view of her city, Philadelphia.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fever 1793?

    That would be a spoiler - and I don't want to ruin it - but I will miss her grandfather!


    What about Emily Bergl’s performance did you like?

    You knew which character was speaking - and you could picture the attitude and facial expressions that followed each part of the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really. You almost have to stop for a small break at a few points that get extremely overwhelming.


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    Robert Schwarzkopf 03-19-12 Member Since 2006
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    "interesting history, but..."
    Would you try another book from Laurie Halse Anderson and/or Emily Bergl?

    not sure


    What does Emily Bergl bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    personal insights


    Any additional comments?

    It seemed to be aimed at a young adult audience, rather than mature ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MummyCooke USA 03-19-12
    MummyCooke USA 03-19-12 Member Since 2008
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    Mattie Cook is the young daughter of the widow who owns and runs the local Coffee Shop in Boston in 1793. She watches loved ones around her fall ill & is whisked away to safety in hopes of keeping her from catching the growing unknown epidemic. The story was a true page turner & my children were eager to listen to the very end.

    The story is well written and gives you an amazing idea of what it must have been like to have lived during that time period. It doesn't sugar coat the rougher parts or the areas where life wasn't grand. The Narrator does a fantastic job with differing voices for the many characters within the book as well. That's always a bonus!

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