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Running Out of Time

Haddix, Margaret Peterson (Book - 1995 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Running Out of Time


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When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-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.
Authors: Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Title: Running out of time
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 184 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-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.
Audience: 730
Ages 8-12.
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 64 10120
Accelerated Reader AR 48 10070
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ISBN: 9780780770393
9781442003163
0606110070
0689812361
9780689812361
0689800843
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Report This Apr 12, 2014
  • tomysshadow rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wow! I read this in grade 5 and frankly, now, I find it hard to believe this was written by Haddix. I mean, she really specializes in creating horrific scenes with her writing, but none of that is here. But for me that is actually a good thing, since horror stories, well, freak me out. This story, rather, is about ethics. I don't want to go into too much detail, because I don't want to give away the story's big plot twist - but it is a good read, definitely not a waste of time.

Such a awesome book, I could read it defiantly more than once! I couldn't put this book down. I was introduced to Haddix in grade 4 and just loved it great for probably 8 and above. Haddix wowed me again. Also read Haddix's Shadow Children Serious Just as good. WOW WOW WOW!!!

our teacher last year in third grade read this book it is a very good book remarkable i love the book its to good i just gotta read it again =D

I've been reading this book every year for a long time now! This is a GREAT book!!

I read this book in fourth grade, and here I am as an adult reading it still. This book is definitely a favorite :)

Report This Dec 14, 2011
  • hpmuggle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

haddix has done it again. the unstopping twists and turns will keep you wondering what will happen next....will Jessie be able to save the children before it's too late?

Report This Sep 06, 2011
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read this one a LONG time ago. But I loved it! great book =]

Report This Jun 24, 2011
  • penpencil22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely loved this book when I was younger. It's one of the few books I've actually reread and still enjoyed as an adult.

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When diphtheria starts raging through her village, Jessie's mother informs her that it is actually 1995--not 1840--and her village is actually a world-known tourist attraction. Her mother sends her to the outside world of 1995 to seek medical help for the dying children. Jessie wants nothing more than to help her neighbors back in her village, but what happens when everything in 1995 is too confusing and unfamiliar for Jessie to take? Will she be able to get the medical help she needs in time? Or will she get lost in the maze of futuristic technology? What about this Mr. Nelson? How will she absorb all of this so quickly?

Report This Dec 14, 2011
  • hpmuggle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When diphtheria starts raging through her village, Jessie's mother informs her that it is actually 1995--not 1840--and her village is actually a world-known tourist attraction. Her mother sends her to the outside world of 1995 to seek medical help for the dying children. Jessie wants nothing more than to help her neighbors back in her village, but what happens when everything in 1995 is too confusing and unfamiliar for Jessie to take? Will she be able to get the medical help she needs in time? Or will she get lost in the maze of futuristic technology?

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