Running Out of Time

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Feb 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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Run For Your Life
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 in 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 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?

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User Review  - twilighttloverr - Borders

I don't think I ever got to read this whole book, but I read most of it and I absolutely LOVED it! It's full of suspense and mystery and an overall well written book! Read full review

Haddix one of the best writters

User Review  - Mimi96 - Borders

I liked the suspense in this book. It was very interesting to me. at first i thought it would be a hard book to follow but actually it was nice and easy to understand! Read full review


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Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at

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