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Quite a compelling read! Susan C. Bartoletti gives the straight-skinny on the first documented case of typhoid in America.
The author states, that if you are squeamish and don't like to read about germs, STOP now. Back in the day, before antibiotics a health crisis was identified. The detective work involved to document Mary Mallon as America's first carrier, is told with archival photos and primary source materials. From a fatal dessert to name calling and a final day in court, this book gives both sides to a deadly story. Take a look at how medicine has evolved over the past 100 years.
Harper Price is an overachieving high school student with the perfect boyfriend. Pretty, popular, and winning at life, Harper has all her ducks lined up and is ready to take on the world in her near-perfect life. But then she makes a dire mistake: she leaves her lip gloss at home on homecoming. This single mistake is the catalyst that leads her to witness a double murder, be kissed by a school janitor, and end up with super powers she never would have imagined having. As Harper is forced to take on the new responsibilities in her role as a supernatural guardian, she tries to balance being president of the Student Council, the other dozen clubs she's part of, her friends, boyfriend, and prepping for one of the biggest nights of her high school life: Cotillion.
More than just a mystery, there is the back story of stolen art from the Holocaust. Priceless art is stolen and Kat's father is unfairly blamed for the heist! Kat the family prodigy is up to her neck in art theft and proves to her family and so-called friends that there is another side to what they think she is up to!