Deadly

Deadly

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"If Prudence Galewski is ever going to get out of Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls, she must demonstrate her refinement and charm by securing a job appropriate for a young lady. But Prudence isn’t like the other girls. She is fascinated by how the human body works and why it fails. With a stroke of luck, she lands a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation of the fever bound to change medical history. Prudence quickly learns that an inquiry of this proportion is not confined to the lab. From ritzy mansions to shady bars and rundown tenements, she explores every potential cause of the disease. But there’s no answer in sight—until the volatile Mary Mallon emerges. Dubbed “Typhoid Mary” by the press, Mary is an Irish immigrant who has worked as a cook in every home the fever has ravaged. Strangely, though, she hasn’t been sick a day in her life. Is the accusation against her an act of discrimination? Or is she the first clue in a new scientific discovery? Prudence is determined to find out. In a time when science is for men, she’ll have to prove to the city, and to herself, that she can help solve one of the greatest medical mysteries of the twentieth century."-- Amazon.com
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9780689857386
0689857381
9780689857393
068985739X
Characteristics: 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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dove123_
Jul 22, 2015

This book was a refreshing read with an interesting heroine. The character, Prudence, made the book really special. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in science or historical fiction. 5 stars!!!

someonethathatesupdates Jun 13, 2014

chibarro's first book is much better and a more difficult read. The author meant for it to be an adult book, but there are a couple of reasons that makes a juvenile book. Unfortunately, BPL seems to no longer have it. The name of it is REDEMPTION and therefor impossible to find by title,

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b_xy_p
Jun 02, 2012

This book was actually ok - but idk I like books with a meaning and lots of actions behind it, and this one didn't really have a plot. Idk if I'm the only person who thinks that but tht's my opinon. This book should have a sequel! Anyways, I rlly loved the drawings in this bk - and it definitely got me to keep reading until the end xD But too many unanswered questions for me - so I didn't like this book too much.

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iluv_hngr_gms_JB
Dec 04, 2011

A little slow moving at first but once you get past the 60th page it becomes very exciting I read it in three days it was so fantastic I reccomend it one hundred percent

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dove123_
Aug 05, 2015

dove123_ thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

navy_nightingale_35 Jun 20, 2012

navy_nightingale_35 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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b_xy_p
Jun 02, 2012

b_xy_p thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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iluv_hngr_gms_JB
Dec 04, 2011

iluv_hngr_gms_JB thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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b_xy_p
Jun 02, 2012

Prudence Galewiski, a sixteen year old woman in the early 20th century, is much smarter, much better, and has more ambition than most of the women of the century. She doesn't fascinate in 'proper manners' and gaining the typical professions women receive. Instead, she's interested in science, anatomy, hygiene, and how everything works in the human body. Hired by a Sanitary Engineer in the Department of Health and Sanitation, she is introduced to a fascinating world of microscopic bacteria and viruses, full of complications and wonder. Mr. George Soper, her chief, had just discovered a mysterious case of typhoid fever, where the entire household of a wealthy family gotten it around the same time. The trail leads them to numerous households, before realizing that all of them had an Irish housekeeper and cook, called Mary. Mary is a healthy person, but she seemed to carry the virus inside of her. Clueless to why, the two of them follow her and finally locates her in the house she is currently working at, and is taken by the police, as Mr. Soper and his crew test her fluids. However, Prudence seems to develop a connection with Mary, and although Mary had to live in a reserved hospital area for the rest of her life, Prudence promises to become a doctor and solve the reason to why healthy people can carry diseases too.

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b_xy_p
Jun 02, 2012

I had come to her with the intention of finding answers, instead I felt even more confused. She said I had the ability to become a doctor. But I didn't know if I had the heart.

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