Sunday, February 19, 2012
#12 Book Read of 2012
This book tells the story of Prudence, a girl interested in science and possibly becoming a doctor, which in the early 1900s, is pretty rare. Along with her story, this book details the story of Typhoid Mary, a woman who was a carrier for the typhoid disease, though she herself was healthy. The book is told in journal format from Prudence's point of view. Besides the search for a scientific break through, she also discusses the missing of her father from the war, the loss of her best friend after she moves away, and feelings of romance and angst over trying to figure out her future. This book was well done and would be one I would recommend to middle school and high school girls, especially if they were interested in science.
I borrowed this book from the town library.