It seems that in the past week 700 people have died of the plague. . . One of the houses in the next street had a red cross painted on the door. Above the cross someone had chalked Lord Have Mercy Upon Us. . . ? A time of horror has come to London. As the bubonic plague ravages the city, mercilessly plucking up victims and filling the plague pits with corpses, 13-yearold Alice Payton records the outbreak in her diary. But when her own aunt is struck down with the disease, Alice is forced to make a decision that could change her life forever.
GBC Review by Sofia S.
This is an awesome book! I like The Great Plague because it’s detailed and I can relate to it, even though I’m not from 1665. I think it’s got the right amount of emotion, as the story is told by a13 year old, but it has a good amount of history written in too. Alice’s diary tells about life before, during and after the bubonic plague in England. This book is for 9-14 year olds.
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