About Extra Credit Epidemic
Taffy Snackerge is a high school senior who likes doing things her way. Gifted in science, she’d rather analyze infectious diseases and pick up a girl for the occasional fling than deal with her boring schoolwork or the high school social scene. When she notices a surprising number of cases of food poisoning in the area, she’s eager to dig in and find the cause.
To help with the investigation, Taffy approaches the only teacher she’s ever liked and respected, Van Brenner. As a former state epidemiologist, Van is uniquely qualified to help Taffy get the data and insights that she needs. However, Van has one condition: Taffy needs to work with two other students on the case, and she doesn’t get to pick them.
As the cases start to multiply and the underfunded state health department continues to drag their feet, Taffy knows that it’s up to her to find out what’s making so many people sick. But can she learn to work with her two teammates — including a beautiful, hyper-organized girl who’s president of the Young Attachés Club and an emotional overeater who can’t go out in public without his luchalibre mask — while still retaining her autonomy?
Can the team fend off a snooping assistant principal and step up when the adults let them down? And can they locate the source of the outbreak before it reaches epidemic proportions?
Reviews for Extra Credit Epidemic
There are no big ""I love you""s or even ""I like you""s, just a gradually developing relationship that's still going strong by the end of the book. Final verdict: Extra Credit Epidemic started out very strong for me. I immediately took to Taffy's closed-off character and I love how Post gradually showed us her more fragile and insecure side. The story did lose some of its steam for me towards the end, but I like how not everything was neatly wrapped up. Unfortunately, it didn't captivate me as much as the first 85%. However, I cannot stress enough how happy Post's treatment of [...]
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I loved this YA story. Taffy makes no excuses for being smart, for being gay, or for being a loner. Why should she? They are who she is. What I loved is that she accepts who she is, but she also accepts who her friends are for who and what they are. She doesn't pressure any of them to become anything different. No ready to come out of the closet? No problem. Not comfortable talking in groups? She [...]
This was such a perfect read for me. I have just finished a fantasy book (very fantasy) and this book balanced it out perfectly. I enjoyed it so much that I surprised myself a little.Some parts of Extra Credit Epidemic I found to be quite humorous and that is something that I don’t usually come across. I had been very interested in this book since I first came across it so I was very glad that it didn’t disappoint.
I loved the idea of this book, I don’t think I have ever read anything like it! It was really fun and [...]
This awesome story is one that everyone can enjoy, and is one that I will add to my re-read list (and you all know I don’t usually read a book more than once). This book deserves a double rating of ten stars, in my opinion. I recently learned that Taffy Snackerge is in another of Nina’s books, though not a main character. Squee.. more Taffy!!