"Fever 1793" and "The Great Trouble" By: taylor lee

"The Great Trouble" by Deborah Hopkinson, is about a young orphaned boy named Eel. Eel scrambles for work whenever he can get it. But when he is fired from a job, and people around him start to die from a cholera epidemic, he agrees to help a talented and respected man, Dr. Snow, stop the epidemic.
"Fever 1793" by Laurie Halse Anderson is about a spirited young girl named Maddie. She dreams of running her family's coffee shop one day. But that dream is put on hold when yellow fever strikes the city. Maddie must find a way to survive and help her family stay together during a deadly yellow fever epidemic.
"Fever 1793" takes place in Philidelphia, where Maddie lives in a coffeehouse with her family. She travels around the city throughout the book.
Unlike "Fever 1793", "The Great Trouble" takes place in London, England. Eel lives by the Thames River for part of the book.
One of the themes in "Fever 1793" is to have compassion during chaos. Maddie has to push back her fear of the epidemic in order to help others survive it. She has to stop and look at others around her.
One of the themes in "The Great Trouble" is trying to look at a problem a different way. In the book, Eel has to help Dr. Snow convince the city that cholera is spread by water. For decades, people thought that cholera was spread by air, and Eel had to convince people to look at something a different way.
These themes in both books are very similar. Both characters try to look at others needs, fears, or opinions in order to help themselves and others survive during an epidemic.
Both of these books are in the same genre. They are both historical fiction and take place during a disastrous epidemic.
These books are very similar. They both have one character the book's view is told from. They have the same genre and follow a similar plot.
On the other hand, these books both have different takes on surviving an epidemic. "The Great Trouble" is more mystery while "Fever 1793" is more of a journal-style format. The characters grow up very differently. One a beggar and another a middle class citizen. The time and setting differences also differ greatly in the books. They also have two different diseases in the epidemics, yellow fever and cholera.
I enjoyed reading "Fever 1793" because it was well written and had an amazing theme and plot. While reading I could really feel the emotions of the character. I definitely suggest this book to someone interested in historical fiction and the characters that are behind the scenes.
I also enjoyed "The Great Trouble" because it had a hidden mystery along with the historical backround. Even though someone might not be interested in mysteries, I would still suggest this book. The historical fiction of the book enhances the mystery behind it. It was very well thought out.
If you've read "Fever 1793" I strongly suggest to read "The Great Trouble". Both books are enjoyable and would appeal to people with historical fiction interests. Both have execellent views on epidemics and how ordinary people can make a difference during chaos.

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