Friday, November 27, 2009


Title: Running out of time

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks

Copyright: 1995

ISBN: 978-0-689-81236-1

Series or stand-alone: Stand-alone

Setting: Clifton, IN

1st Sentence:

The light woke Jessie, though it was just a glimmer downstairs.


Summary from book:
When a diptheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, 13-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1996 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.

This book was fast paced with a very scary premise and a great "What if?" hook. I am a big fan of Peterson Haddix.

What would you do if you found out that in all actuality the present time was 150 years in the future from what you know?

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