* * * * */ Five Stars
Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Humor, Suspense, (and the slightest bit of) Romance
In this intriguing book by Laurie Halse Anderson, you meet Mattie (Matilda, in full) Cook and her lovable family. A teenager with a want for more in a world after the terrible war, a mother with a will as hard as nails and a spirit strong, and a grandfather both amusing and completely serious about the protection of his family. The small group live together at a coffee house that they run in Philadelphia, the capital. They have a nice life, running their business, gossiping about the town, and interacting with friends and relations. Then disaster strikes the city. The dreaded yellow fever epidemic of 1793 hits hard, first taking the life of Mattie's dearest friend, Polly, then grasping her mother, and finally getting nearly everyone in town sick. As the sickness closes in and her mother continues to get worse, the biggest question of all arises; in a world filled with fever, will Mattie and her family make it out alive?
I really enjoyed this enchanting novel. I recommend it to anyone wanting a good book that hosts some truth. It will defiantly become an addition to my bookshelf!
Also, sorry for taking so long to post anything. The same for Imagine Works and History Mystery. I promise - and so do the owners of the other blogs I collaborate with - to pick up my blogging. I feel bad for not posting anything for a while. I will try to be better about that.