CodeOrange5.jpgCode Orange by Caroline B. Cooney


The US Department of Homeland Security's code orange means terror threat ...


Walking around New York City was what Mitty Blake did best. He loved the city, and even after 9/11, he always felt safe. Mitty was a carefree guy–he didn’t worry about terrorists or blackouts or grades or anything, which is why he was late getting started on his Advanced Bio report.
Mitty does feel a little pressure to hand something in–if he doesn’t, he’ll be switched out of Advanced Bio, which would be unfortunate since Olivia’s in Advanced Bio. So he considers it good luck when he finds some old medical books in his family’s weekend house that focus on something he could write about. But when he discovers an old envelope with two scabs in one of the books, the report is no longer about the grade–it’s about life and death. His own.

This edge-of-your-seat thriller will leave you breathless.CBCooney.jpg

Caroline Cooney grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and has spent most of her life on the shoreline of that state but recently moved to South Carolina to live near family. She has three grown children and three grandchildren. For many years she was a church organist and accompanied the choirs at her children’s schools. Her newest book is If the Witness Lied, and she is currently at work on a suspense novel titled Three Black Swans.

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Read about the real librarian who discovered small pox scabs in a library book, the inspiration
for Code Orange, in USA Today: "Century-old small pox scabs in N.M. envelope"

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