Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Code Orange by Caroline Cooney YP FIC COONEY A Teen Review by Enriko

And now for something brand spanking new: A review from an ACTUAL Moore Teen. This entry is written by our Teen Volunteer, Enriko. Take it away, Enriko!

Mitty is a common slacker living in New York City.  He was assigned a project for his biology class to study any infectious disease.  Mitty finds an old book about the extinguished disease smallpox and decides to learn more about it.  He makes contact in the book with a hundred-year-old scab.  Now he’s not only scared that he’s infected, but that he could start a global epidemic.

This book is one of the best books I’ve ever read.  It makes you stay up at night and sleep with the book on your hand, waiting to read the next chapter as soon as you wake up. This book is very well put together.  Unlike some books I’ve read, you can read every chapter ina stable pace without having re-read lots of sentences. The book feels so real, that you can believe that it’s something that happened in the recent past and that it was based on a real life event. To me, this was an action, love, mystery, and suspense book changing with each chapter. You might think you know what’s going to happen next, but then the opposite or something you never suspect happens.  It made me want to read moment to moment until the book ended. Cooney did an excellent job on this one, but I would have preferred an epilogue.  You’ll definitely be glad you read this one.

Thanks for the great review, Enriko!

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