Monday, December 3, 2007

Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney

In this novel, the main character, Mitty Blake, lives in busy New York City. Instead of being busy working like most people of the city, he is pretty relaxed and carefree. But when he opens a dusty medical book for some last minute research and discovers an envelope with small pox scabs inside, he is afraid that he had been infected. Small pox, or variola major, is a deadly disease that claimed millions of lives around the globe until scientists created a vaccine. The disease has been extinct for over a century, so people aren't getting the vaccine. Now, Mitty may have brought it back. Worst of all, he may have infected all of New York City, bringing death from this biological monster.

I really liked Code Orange. It is fast paced and interesting. Anyone at Harrington would like it.

An 8th grade student