Streams of Babel

Streams of Babel

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In a New Jersey suburb, two women die of brain aneurysms within twenty-four hours--events that cause the government to suspect that a terrorist cell has unleashed a deadly biochemical agent. With each glass of water they drink, the people of Trinity Falls are poisoning themselves. A world away in Pakistan, a sixteen-year-old computer genius working as a virtual spy for the United States sees an influx of chatter from extremists about a substance they call Red Vinegar that will lead to many deaths in Colony One. Can he warn the victims before it's too late? A Printz Honor Award winner and two-time Edgar Allan Poe Award finalist, Carol Plum-Ucci explores disturbing new terrain in this riveting novel that examines the heroes and victims involved in a terrifying act of bioterrorism.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 521.63g
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Scribner Hardco.
  • 0152165568
  • 9780152165567
  • 2,166,649

Review quote

"This is a story about the threat of bioterrorism as seen through the eyes of the generation that will grow up with it as a reality, not just as a fictional bogeyman. The teens are the focus here, all excellent character studies drawn adeptly with few words. The swift pace grabs the reader right from the start, with a page-turning intensity. Plum-Ucci takes the incredible and makes it all too believable." (starred review)
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About Carol Plum-Ucci

CAROL PLUM-UCCI is the author of numerous novels for teens, including The Body of Christopher Creed, a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book that was also nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. She lives in southern New Jersey.
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Rating details

962 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 28% (272)
4 35% (339)
3 28% (265)
2 7% (68)
1 2% (18)
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