Caroline B. Cooney

A Little About Mitty

Mitty plans to be a rock concert reviewer so he really sees no use for the classes he is forced to take at school. Mitty was a carefree guy–he didn’t worry about terrorists or blackouts or grades or anything, which is why he was late getting started on his Advanced Bio report.
Mitty does feel a little pressure to hand something in–if he doesn’t, he’ll be switched out of Advanced Bio, which would be unfortunate since Olivia’s in Advanced Bio.

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The Setting

New York City, New York; St. Raphael's Prep School in Manhattan, NYC, NY; February, 2004; Also, Roxbury, Connecticutt - the weekend home of the Blake's in the country - it is 90 miles northeast of New York City, NY

Mitty Blake (Mitchell John Blake)

16 years old, attends St. Raphael's private school, a prep school in Manhattan, New York city, New York. His parents want him to go to college to be a doctor,: Mitty is a slacker/procrastinator; Mitty wants to become a rock music critic. Mitty selects small pox as his topic for his project/report in Honors Biology. Mitty needs a good grade on this project/report; otherwise, he will have to go back to regular science if he doesn't get a good grade.

Olivia Clark

Mitty's crush; her report was on typhoid fever; she is very studious and looks up information for Mitty's report; both of her parents are doctors; attends St. Raphael's prep school, too