Thursday, January 24, 2008

Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix

There is a girl name Jessie Keyser that lives in Clifton, Indiana, in the year 1840. Or so she thinks! She lives with her family in a village. When the disease diphtheria starts taking the lives of the village children, Jessie longs for a way to stop the spread of the disease. After some time, Jessie’s mom tells her that it is not 1840, but really 1996. The village that they live in is a historical preserve and they are forbidden to leave. Now Jessie has to leave the village without being caught to try to get help for her friends and family. Will she make it or run out of time? Read this gripping novel to find out more!! It is a page-turner and will please even the pickiest reader.

Kenisha L - 7th grader