by Laurie Halse Anderson
Matilda is an adventuresome young girl. Her mom owns a busy coffee shop in Philadelphia in the 1790's. Philadelphia is suddenly hit with a plague of illness. What's even worse, Matilda's mom catches it. The she send Matilda and her grandfather to a farm, but her grandfather gets a summer sickness on the way. They are forced to stop till his illness blows over. Matilda catches the fever while looking for food away from her grandfather. Does he find her in time to get help? This is a thrilling story and it even has a little romance in it!