|Plot Summary of Fever 1793|
|"Mattie Cook, a teenage girl living in Philadelphia during the late 18th century, has many hopes and dreams. She has plans for the coffee house her poor family owns, and she plans for her future and family.
Just when everything seems perfect, her friend Polly Logan dies of an unknown cause. Polly is not the only one who has been dying a strange death. The Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 is breaking loose. When her mother becomes ill with the fever, Mattie must flee from Philadelphia. She soon learns that the fever is everywhere, and she cannot escape it. Mattie becomes ill only to recover again. She journeys home only to have to cope with her grandfather's sudden death from the fever. The vendors have left town. There is no food anywhere, streets are inhabited by villians, and almost every house bears a yellow flag-the sign of a fever victim. Mattie goes and seeks the help of Elsa, a woman who had once worked for her family in the coffee house. Thousands have died already, and with Elsa's assistance, Mattie Cook struggles to stay alive.
StantonLvR, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Fever 1793|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 18th century
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- Environmental Disaster
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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