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Double Identity
Double Identity
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents act more oddly than usual. Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his sight. Then one morning he hustles the entire family into the car, drives across several state lines -- and leaves Bethany with an aunt she never knew existed. Bethany has no idea what&#...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780689873799
ISBN-10: 0689873794
Publication Date: 3/27/2007
Pages: 218
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This YA thriller kept me up reading one night till 3 AM. Haddix kept me flipping pages for hours totally unable to go to bed and forget the story. I couldn't decide for a long time if I was more horrified that Bethany's parents would basically dump her at an unknown relative's home with no explanation or if the why of the whole story was more terrifying. For that reason, I waited a few days to write a review. While this story may be a bit intense for younger teens, Haddix completely nailed the reaction of the nearly 13 year old protagonist. She alternates from being a scared little girl to being totally determined to find out what has changed her life as she knows it. In a matter of days, she discovers that what she knew about her parents or for that matter about herself may not be quite as black and white as the horrifying truth is reveled.
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It's a great book to read, whether you're a kid or a teenager. Kids/Teenagers of all ages will love it!
5 Stars! *****
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I really liked this book. It is very suspenseful. The characters are written very well.