Friday, March 02, 2018

Running Out Of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix

I LOVE this author.  She's written a series called Among the Hidden that I highly recommend for any kid who is a reluctant reader or is interested in books like The Hunger Games but is a little young for them. 

Running Out Of Time was a favorite of all the girls.  It has a couple of twists that make it really fun and exciting to read.  It's about a girl named Jessie and her family that live in Clifton, Indiana in 1840.  Or so she thinks.   The plot is a bit like the movie The Village.  Only way less scary (I promise it's appropriate for 4th-6th graders). 

I didn't do any kind of activity with this book, just discussion.  It was fun to look back and see if there was any foreshadowing in the story before the big reveal that hinted towards the twist (I'd tell you more but I don't want to spoil it!).  This book is a great segway into some of her other novels, like the Among the Hidden series or The Palace Chronicles

Here's the link for the Running Out of Time book club lesson plan.


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