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02 August 2010

Streams of Babel

Plum-Ucci, Carol. Streams of Babel. New York: Harcourt, 2008.

In this novel, terrorists are planning an attack on the United States, but they must start small and test their methods. They inject a bioagent into the water supply to a small neighborhood. However, they didn't count on most people drinking bottled water, and they didn't count on two teen hackers catching on to their scheme.

This book is told from several different points of view and was an entertaining and interesting read. There are a few incidents of bad language, but it is not rife with obscenities like a James Patterson book. I especially enjoyed the chapters told from the point of Shazhad, a Pakistani teen who is sent to the United States to aid in catching the criminals. Overall, this is a good read, but don't drink tap water while you're reading.

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