“Nobody uses books anymore, they’re useless.” This is exactly what Mitty Blake thought before one changed his life forever. In Caroline B. Cooney’s thrilling novel, Code Orange, Mitty discovers some things most people will never know... how they would take on a situation where it’s your life or another person’s.
Mitty has to write a report on diseases, and to do so he looks through some old medical books. In one he finds some Variola Major (small pox) scabs from a 1902 Boston epidemic. He handles them, rubs them in his nose, and then breathes them in. Now Mitty’s research for his report becomes research for his life and all of New York.
This was an excellent page turning book. Caroline B. Cooney did a really good job keeping the story moving. There were definitely no parts when I wanted to put it down or had to force myself to keep reading. Code Orange also made me think about how I would act in some situations.
I would rate the book four stars because there were some words I didn’t know and a couple parts I had to reread.