What obstacles does Mattie face in "Fever 1793?" How does she become mature? if you could PLEASE be specific. :)

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The biggest obstacle that Mattie faces in Fever 1793 is the yellow fever epidemic that strikes, causing members of her family to die or become ill.  Mattie gets yellow fever but survives.

In the beginning of the story, Mattie has a conflictual relationship with her mother.  She enjoys the attentions of a boy named Nathaniel and works in the coffeehouse that her family owns.  When the yellow fever starts striking people dead, her friend Polly is one...

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