Cooney, Caroline B. Code orange.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

COONEY, Caroline B. Code orange. Random House, Delacorte. 192p. bibliog. c2005. 0-385-73259-7. $15.95. (Lib. bdg: 0-385-90277-8. $17.99.) JS

Happy-go-lucky Mitty, a junior at a Manhattan prep school, finds his comfortable world turned upside down when he starts to research smallpox for a biology report and is accidentally exposed to old smallpox scabs he finds stuck in an envelope in an old medical book. Suddenly, his research takes on a new urgency--will he come down with smallpox and inadvertently unleash the dreadful virus on the world once again? When he sends out inquires about his plight on the Internet, the response isn't quite what he expects. Terrorists kidnap him, eager to use small-pox for their own nefarious purposes, and it takes all of Mitty's...

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