The Family Room
A Lunch community dedicated to raising families...

Running Out of Time

11 Ratings: 4.3
Village of the past by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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. … see full wiki

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Date Published: October 1995
2 reviews about Running Out of Time
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
An amazing book and a fun read! Some of the symbolism might be over a child's head, but for the most part I think they will really enjoy the plot. An exciting story with many twists and turns!
review by . April 07, 2009
This book may have inspired the movie "The Village."  A group of people fed up with modern day living set up an isolated town where they pretend it is 1840.   They raise their families, keeping up the 1840 charade so that a whole generation has begun to grow up with no idea that they are really not in 1840.  Jessie is a teen girl who fits this profile.   The town is beset by diphtheria and supplies that were coming from the outside world seem to be getting cut off.  …
What's your opinion on Running Out of Time?
11 Ratings: +4.3
You have exceeded the maximum length.
Running Out of Time a novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Running Out of Time a novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Related Topics
Green Eggs and Ham

A book by Dr. Seuss that was first published in 1960.

Harry Potter Series

A book series by J. K. Rowling

First to Review
Source: Running Out of Time on
© 2015, LLC All Rights Reserved - Relevant reviews by real people.
The Family Room is part of the Network - Get this on your site
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since