Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
What was it about: Mattie Cook is a sixteen year old girl working at her family's coffee house in Philadelphia. The yellow fever breaks out, and no life is left untouched. Mattie has to worry about growing up, keeping her family's business steady, and surviving.
Why you liked or didn't like the book: I liked the book because it has drama, adventure, and intensity without being too flashy and over the top. It is a complex story that is delivered well in the writing. I also love the historical connections within the already intriguing story.
What age group would like this book: 11 and up
Boys and girls would like this book.
This book would appeal to teens who like: Historical dramas and strong teenage main characters.
Name: Kaia S.