Running Out of Time
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Mystery and Suspense, Young Adult, Science Fiction
Disease and Illness, Running Away, Helping Others
When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840s village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1996 tourist site under the observation of heartless scientists, and it is up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of dying children.