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Running Out of Time
Running Out of Time
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780689812361
ISBN-10: 0689812361
Publication Date: 2/1/1997
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 68 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
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Haddix's first novel, and still one of my favorites of hers. Everything is just perfect in this book. The pitch-perfect narrator, on the fence between naïve childhood security and scary adolescence. The suspense that will keep you reading breathlessly until you find out what happens at the end. The world-building that makes you wonder if this couldn't be happening right next door. RUNNING OUT OF TIME is a beautiful blend of the speculative and the probable, and earns its title as one of the best speculative juvenile fiction novels out there today.
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Page-turner of a book that kids will love. Compelling, sci-fi type of story -- great even if you're not that interested in time-travel or history.
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Great beginning to a great series -- time travel and historical fiction in one!
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This book is AWESOME. Haddix is my new favorite "tween" author! Anyone who likes some intrigue/a little sci-fi but NO scare or gore, it's PERFECT!
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It tells the story of thirteen year old Jessie Keyser, who all her life has believed that she lives in the nineteenth century frontier village of Clifton, Indiana. When diphtheria starts claiming the lives of the village children, her mother tells her that it is not really 1840, as Jessie has been led to believe, but 1996. It appears that the village in which Jessie has grown up is actually a historical preserve, which its inhabitants are forbidden to leave. Jessie, however, is entrusted with a very important mission. She is to leave the preserve and seek help for their village in the outside world, avoiding capture by those who would seek to silence her in order to maintain the status quo and the secret that they are harboring in Clifton.
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Excellent book about time travel and a girl who has to take risks to save her family.
(reading level = ages 8-12)
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Haddix's first novel, and still one of my favorites of hers. Everything is just perfect in this book. The pitch-perfect narrator, on the fence between naïve childhood security and scary adolescence. The suspense that will keep you reading breathlessly until you find out what happens at the end. The world-building that makes you wonder if this couldn't be happening right next door. RUNNING OUT OF TIME is a beautiful blend of the speculative and the probable, and earns its title as one of the best speculative juvenile fiction novels out there today.
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Great book! Wonderful concept and well executed! The twists and turns were,at times, predictible and yet NOT.
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Haddix's first novel, and still one of my favorites of hers. Everything is just perfect in this book. The pitch-perfect narrator, on the fence between naïve childhood security and scary adolescence. The suspense that will keep you reading breathlessly until you find out what happens at the end. The world-building that makes you wonder if this couldn't be happening right next door. RUNNING OUT OF TIME is a beautiful blend of the speculative and the probable, and earns its title as one of the best speculative juvenile fiction novels out there today.
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This is a fantastic book! Set in the past, the story has twists and turns that I cannot reveal! It is geared towards "tweens" but adults will enjoy it, too! (At least I did!)
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Haddix's first novel, and still one of my favorites of hers. Everything is just perfect in this book. The pitch-perfect narrator, on the fence between naïve childhood security and scary adolescence. The suspense that will keep you reading breathlessly until you find out what happens at the end. The world-building that makes you wonder if this couldn't be happening right next door. RUNNING OUT OF TIME is a beautiful blend of the speculative and the probable, and earns its title as one of the best speculative juvenile fiction novels out there today.
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This was a cute story. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was younger and hadn't seen The Truman Show. The beginning of the book reminded me of the movie a little. It veered away very early on though. Overall, good story with a lot of history. I felt that the ending was very true to what life would be like if this had really happened.
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Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother sends her on a dangerous mission to bring back help.

But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?

This book was copyrighted in 1995. It is freakishly similar to the movie "The Village." I wonder where M. Night got the idea for the movie.
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Excellent!
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Great book to read to the kids. they enjoyed it. and I did as well.
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Very interesting, intense book; combination of sci-fi, historical fiction, thriller...keeps a kid flipping pages as fast as they can!
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Haddix's first novel, and still one of my favorites of hers. Everything is just perfect in this book. The pitch-perfect narrator, on the fence between naïve childhood security and scary adolescence. The suspense that will keep you reading breathlessly until you find out what happens at the end. The world-building that makes you wonder if this couldn't be happening right next door. RUNNING OUT OF TIME is a beautiful blend of the speculative and the probable, and earns its title as one of the best speculative juvenile fiction novels out there today.
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Haddix's first novel, and still one of my favorites of hers. Everything is just perfect in this book. The pitch-perfect narrator, on the fence between naïve childhood security and scary adolescence. The suspense that will keep you reading breathlessly until you find out what happens at the end. The world-building that makes you wonder if this couldn't be happening right next door. RUNNING OUT OF TIME is a beautiful blend of the speculative and the probable, and earns its title as one of the best speculative juvenile fiction novels out there today.
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Jessie's family is a normal happy family of 1840. Until the town's children started getting sick. Then Jessie's ma confided in her that they wre living in a historical preservation site and it was actually 1996. The crazy investor had cut off all help from outside and threatened to kill them. So it was up to Jessie to escape into a world she'd never imagined existed to get help.
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Was a good book i read it after my son did, i liked it. Although mine has a different cover.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840 - or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret - it's actually 1996, and they are living on a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help.
But beyond the world of Clifton, Jesse discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she would have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?
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The book I have, has a different cover.