Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney

The Bottom Line Code Orange is an intense thriller for older teenagers about a high schooler who finds small pox scabs while researching a term paper for biology class. Appropriate ages: 14-18 years old Pros • Modern dilemma • Believable relationships with peers and family • Terrorists are not specifically described or pigeonholed into one group • Springboard for intense discussions Cons • May be too intense for a young person who lost someone during 9/11 attacks • Description • Realistic fiction depicting teen life in NYC • Mitchel “Mitty”

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