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 1995 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.

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 ...

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Overview

When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1995 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.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
In an isolated village in 1840, the children are dying of diphtheria when Jessie's mother entrusts her with an important secret. The village is really an experiment, and it's really 1996. But something has gone terribly wrong, and if Jessie doesn't succeed, the villagers will die of diseases that were conquered over one hundred years ago. Haddix has made the experiment seem very real and very terrible. Without modern experiences, Jessie must try to save the only home she has ever known. A gripping story.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-This absorbing novel develops an unusual premise into the gripping story of a young girl's efforts to save her family and friends from a deadly disease. Jessie Keyser, 13, believes that the year is 1840. In truth, she and her family, along with a small group of others, live in a reconstructed village viewed by unseen modern tourists and used as an experimental site by unethical scientists. Jessie discovers the truth when her mother asks her to leave the village and seek medical help for the diptheria epidemic that has struck the children of the community. Jessie must cope with the shock of her discovery; her unfamiliarity with everyday phenomena such as cars, telephones, and television; and the unscrupulous men who are manipulating the villagers. The action moves swiftly, with plenty of suspense, and readers will be eager to discover how Jessie overcomes the obstacles that stand in her way. While she is ultimately successful, the ending is not entirely a happy one, for several children have died and others are placed in foster care to await resolution of the complex situation. This realistically ambiguous ending reflects the author's overall success in making her story, however far-fetched, convincing and compelling. Haddix also handles characterization well; even secondary characters who are somewhat sketchily drawn never descend into stereotype. This book will appeal to fans of time-travel or historical novels as well as those who prefer realistic contemporary fiction, all of whom will look forward to more stories from this intriguing new author.-Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-By Margaret Peterson Haddix. Jesse's mother asks her to take a daring journey outside of the only world she knows to help save the children of 1840 Clifton. Jesse realizes it is really 1996 and the life she has known is a cleverly reconstructed tourist site.
Mary Harris Veeder
What if the costumed workers at historical sites really lived there, and tourists watched them through hidden cameras rather than from pathways? What if those workers and families were not allowed to leave, ever? Jessie lives in the 1840s, or so she believes until her mother sends her on an escape mission outside the fence, where it's 1996. The suspense and the cataloging of differences as they appear to Jessie are the best parts here. The resolution of the plot, which includes the revelation that the inhabitants have been used for scientific experimentation, comes too fast, but the quirky twist on time-travel fiction will keep the attention of readers.
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Joan Lowery Nixon Running Out of Time is a highly imaginative, absolutely terrific first novel.

School Library Journal (starred review) Absorbing...gripping...convincing and compelling. Fans of time-travel or historical novels...will look forward to more stories from this intriguing new author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606110075
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing 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 HaddixBooks.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2009

    Running out of time

    Thirteen year-old Jesse Keyser is your average teenage girl. She lives in 1840 in a small village in the dense forest of Indiana, but her life suddenly changes when she discovers a secret that will change her life. Young Jesse is told a secret that will change her life. Secretly, her mother tells her it is truly 1996 and that this young girl must get help. Her village is suffering when diphtheria strikes. As she leaves the village, she is fascinated and a little scared by the outside world. She uses the number her mother gave her to call for help. The man she meets is going to save the village, or does he have other plans? What is Jesse going to do now? In this exciting read, you will follow a young girl through her transition from her everyday life to the real world outside. Once you pick up this book, you will never be able to put it down. I could never put it down, it was so consuming. This book shows that anyone can do anything. I would say that this book is easiest to read for people ages ten and sixteen. Plus, anyone could enjoy this easy and exciting read. If you like to read adventurous books, this is the one for you.

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2009

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    Running to read this book

    This book is awesome. There are many lessons you can learn in this book.Thrilling. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Read this book!

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    One of my favorites! :D Wow!!

    There was a comment on here about someone reading this book and they still remember it as a freshman and i knew i had to write a review. I also read this book as a fifth grader because it was recommended to me by my teacher. I couldn't put it down back then and it can still hold my interest now that I'm a sophomore. This is a book that I still recommend to my friends. This continues to be one of the best books I have ever picked up! My advice is to read it!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

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    Fast-paced, fascinating, fun

    In 1996, one of the top vacation and "school-trip" attractions in the US is Clifton Village, hidden away in forests outside Indianapolis. A well-made road carries yellow school busses to the entrance station, and barbed wire fences keep the "wild animals" of an authentic 1840s environment safely separate from local farmers. They also make it hard for young Jessie, wild human rather than wild animal, to escape on her quest to find help and medicine for her family and friends.

    Running out of Time, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, tells the story of a young teenager with a very big quest. When Jessie learns that her parents have lived a lie, and forced her to live one too, for most of her life, she struggles to decide who to trust. But she knows who she loves and cares for and bravely sets forth on their behalf. The mysteries of 1996 America are viewed delightfully through Jessie's 1840s eyes. Braving the phone to call for help, Jessie wonders why a stranger's voice asks for money but refuses to wait for an answer. Radios make sounds out of thin air. Cars move like magic carriages propelled without horses.

    A naturally brave and adventurous girl, Jessie conquers numerous obstacles in her quest to both save her friends and find the truth about her home. The result is a fast-paced story, with convincing characters, fascinating ethical dilemmas, and realistic excitement, making a really good read for middle-grade students and adults.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2009

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    Running out of time to get this book!

    All of my friends read this book and i thought 'If this book is that good, i have to run to get it off the shelves!' I ran to barnes and noble to get it there was only 5 copies left on the shelves. Jessie Keyser is a girl that every girl can relate too. She lives in 1840 in Clifton village. But when the dipheria epidemic hits her village, her mom tells her to go on a dangerous mission to find help in the outside world. Problem is, it's really 1996. Can Jessie hurry and get help in an unknown world, before time runs out?

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Great book

    I read it one day!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Summer reading

    I had to read this book for summer reading. At first i thought i wouldnt enjoy this, even though i love Haddix's books. In the begining it was a little boring. But overtime it got really interesting. I recommend this book for 10 to 14 year olds. I loved it

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Grace

    Best book i have EVER READ! You should TOTALLY read this book! I read it in fourth grade. Friggin' loved it! Now that i read it again, i still friggin' love it! READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Review By Meb Luap

    Running Out of Time is a creative book about a young teenage girl who escapes her culture into the outside world. This book is exciting, different, unique, and possibly for some readers it may be addictive. Although this book is enjoyed by many, it could us a few modiffcations in my opinion. The words are not descriptive enough and sometimes you wish that they would just cut to the point. Besides these few minor problems, the book was well thought out and fairly interesting.

    Jessie lives in a small town in what she thinks is in the 1800's, where many children are starting to die. Her mother notices this, and decides to let Jessie in on a little secret: it's the late 1900's, and she is living in what's a recreation for tourists. Her mother sends her out into reality to fetch a doctor. She gets dressed in modern day clothes and sends her off with some cash. Along the way, Jessie discovers what happens every day in the real world, and meets a few little"friends" while she's at it.....

    So what happens next? Does Jessie get the doctor back in time to save her people? Or is this tourist attraction also the graveyard of innocent farmers and families? Find out in Running Out of Time!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!:}

    Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:}

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Really great!

    It was great! I didn't what would happen next!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Great

    Book

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2008

    A Thriller

    This book, Running Out Of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddox, is a phenomenal book. Once you start reading this book, you don't want to put it down until you have finished it! This book is about a family that is living in an 1840¿s village. Only the adults know that it really is no 1840¿s village, but instead it is 1990¿s and the village is just a tourist site. The tourist can watch the village from mirrors and cameras underneath the village. A disease has come about in the village and the people are getting sick. They need the medicine to stop the disease, but the workers won¿t provide the medicine. Jessie a 13-year-old girl in the family is sent to the ¿ outside¿ world to find help to stop the disease. To adventure with Jessie into a world that she knows nothing about, you have to read this book! This is one of the best books yet.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2007

    Fantastic!!!!

    I loved this book. I don't know How Margaret Patterson Haddix does it. You become the main charecter. I recomend this book to everyone, even if your not in the recomended age area.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Ummm...

    Is this good cuase i think it is but you know just making sure;) No hard feelings!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    school

    When I had to read this book for school I really didn't want to but as I started to read I got attatched to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...........:-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    I found this on Accident

    I was with my Grammy at a book sale, looking for a book to buy. I had read the book Found by this author earlier, and was looking for that instead. I had a feeling I would be stuck reading my Magic Treehouse and American Girl books instead. I was SO disappointed. But when Grammy asked me if I had found any books and I realized I had seen 2 familiar titles and one familiar author. I nodded and ran of to the children's area. I first found Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret. Then I found The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. Then I found this one. I squealed with delight when I realized that I was holding what was going to be my FIRST Margaret Peterson Haddix BOOK! I still own it, it is TOO special to get rid of, as well as Found and Caught. P.S. I have a REALLY old copy of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Yes for you

    It was great didnt want to put it down. Totally recommend it. Get it! The best seriously.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Fascinating :) :) :)

    You get sucked in.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    ;)

    Amazing

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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