Running Out of Time

Running Out of Time

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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?
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995.
ISBN: 9780689812361
9780689800849
0689800843
Branch Call Number: JM/HADD
Characteristics: 184p. 22cm.

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KateCCL
Feb 19, 2017

I read this as a kid when it first came out, and re-reading it as an adult was such a fun experience. I was as caught up in Jessie's adventure and escape now as I was then, and it was nice to read something about 1840's small-town America... But with a twist. A story in which nothing is as it seems, and you can't always believe your eyes...

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ilovecats2003
Jun 30, 2016

This book by Haddix is great. I read it in 6th grade near the end of the year and I loved it. I loved the plot, the characters, I found it all interesting. There were twists left and right, and even if you don't like Haddix for the way she normally writes, I would recommend giving her a chance on this book.

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AlleeC
Feb 04, 2016

I loved this book so much when I read it when I was in middle school. It is very well written. Plus it was so great M. Night Shyamalan stole its main plot line for the basis of The Village.

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tomysshadow
Apr 12, 2014

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.

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izzyblakemore
Jul 06, 2013

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

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christycrayon
Aug 05, 2012

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

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navy_fish_14
Aug 01, 2012

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

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hpmuggle
Dec 14, 2011

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?

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angeye87
Sep 06, 2011

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

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izzyblakemore
Jul 06, 2013

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?

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hpmuggle
Dec 14, 2011

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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