Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Laurie Halse Anderson--Excellent Author!
Last Friday during our lunch time book club, I randomly picked up a book off our shelf entitled Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson is a well-known author for young adults...some of her other titles include Speak and Chains. Speak was made into a movie that stars Kristen Stewart, by the way. It's a GREAT book for young ladies especially who may have been through something traumatic and aren't sure how to cope. But I am getting sidetracked. Fever 1793 is a historical novel based on a devastating event in early American history---the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793. Now, I have always LOVED historical fiction...I wish I could get more of you guys hooked! I couldn't put down Fever 1793 down until I finished it over the weekend. Even though Mattie lived over two hundred years ago, I think girls will still be able to relate to her as a young teenage girl. And even though you may not have experienced anything like what she went through, I think you will be glued to the pages to see how she deals with her life as she knew it falling completely apart...something you might possibly know a little about. If you've never tried historical fiction, check this one out today!
Posted by Ms. Embry at 9:27 AM