by Laurie Halse Anderson
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(2) Base Camp
The historical context might seem a bit daunting, but Fever, 1793 is actually a pretty quick read. Laurie Halse Anderson does her best to modernize the dialogue, with only the occasional eighteenth-century phrase thrown in for good measure. The fast-paced action should be enough to keep younger readers turning the pages.