Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I Want to Read It (1): Deadly

In a stroke of genius, or at least one that seemed like it, I decided to throw out Wish List Wednesday and rebrand it as I Want to Read It! So, the big question is, what is so different about it. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.

Deadly by Julie Chibbaro, February 22, 2011. 293 pages. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Source: Own it/TBR.
A mysterious outbreak of typhoid fever is sweeping New York.

Could the city’s future rest with its most unlikely scientist?

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?

Why: Julie Chibbaro's book, Deadly, has been sitting on my TBR for a ridiculously long time. I don't know how this book landed in my possession, but I do remember that I was wildly excited to read it...I just never got around to it though,

I do believe this is the year that I'll read it! Why, because the write-up about it has absolutely piqued my interest- historical fiction, Typhoid Mary, and a girl "fascinated by how the human body works", consider this one moved to the top of my list of "books to read this year".

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