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Then, out of the blue, Dad drives her out to Illinois and leaves her at the home of Aunt Myrlie, with no explanation. Living with a relative she never knew, the teen is full of questions.
As she attempts to understand the strange behavior of the adults around her, a looming danger unearths family secrets which force Bethany to reinterpret her own life. Although twelve-year-old Britt is excited when older brother Bran finds a house-sitting job that will let the family exchange their small apartment for a beach house during the summer, this proves not to be the case as the events of The House on the Gulf play out. Suddenly, Bran seems rude and secretive, and Britt is determined to discover the reason for his change in behavior.
Learning that her brother has only been hired to mow the lawn for the vacationing homeowners is only a partial explanation, however, in a story with numerous twists and surprises.
While noting that the novel's complex plot "stretches credibility" at times, Britt's first-person narration "makes riveting reading," according to Booklist critic Carolyn Phelan.
Among Haddix's most popular books are those in her "Shadow Children" series.
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In series opener Among the Hidden twelve-year-old Luke Garner is the third child of a farming family and is thus illegal. When the government starts to log the woods around the family home in order to make way for new housing, Luke must hide from view, looking at the world outside through a small air vent in the attic. From this vantage point, he catches a glimpse of a shadowy figure in a nearby house and begins to suspect that this might be another hidden person like himself.
One day he breaks into the seemingly empty house and discovers Jen. A hidden child with a tough exterior, Jen tells Luke about an entire subculture of hidden children who communicate via chat rooms on the Internet. He also learns about the repressive policies of the government. When Jen organizes a rally of other hidden children that ends in bloodshed and her death, Luke must finally make a decision as to how far he will go to defy the government and have a future worth living.
Critics responded positively to Haddix's futuristic focus, a Publishers Weekly contributor writing that "the unsettling, thought-provoking premise" in Among the Hidden "should suffice to keep readers hooked. Rogers remarked in School Library Journal that readers "will be captivated by Luke's predicament and his reactions to it," and Debbie Earl noted in Voice of Youth Advocates that Haddix presents a "chilling vision of a possibly not-too-distant future" in her "bleak allegorical tale.
The boarding school is a place of violence and fear, as terrified students quietly follow orders and newbies like Luke suffer nightly hazing at the hands of older boys. When he learns that some of his schoolmates, along with girls from a neighboring girls' school, are meeting secretly in the woods to plot their escape, Luke decides to join the plotters in their dangerous plan. An illegal third child, Nina faces death unless she agrees to help identify a group of third-born children who range in age from six to ten.
The focus returns to Luke in Among the Barons as he meets the wealthy family of the dead boy whose name he has taken and feels a strange connection with Smits, the younger brother of the real Lee Grant. Noting that the relationship between the two boys "is compelling," a Publishers Weekly contributor concluded of Among the Barons that Haddix includes "enough cliffhangers and plot twists to keep readers hooked. Hoping to rescue Luke from a bad situation, Trey join's Luke's brother, Mark, but when Mark is captured he must turn to the adult-led resistance for help.
In Booklist Carolyn Phelan described Trey as "an interesting, sympathetic protagonist. Now posing as a member of the Population Police, Luke realizes that his cover will be blown unless he follows murderous orders in Among the Free, and with that realization he initiates his planned rebellion against the murderous government forces. Writing that "Haddix's storytelling hums along quickly," Catherine Threadgill described Among the Free as "a light, easy read that delivers what it promises.
Like her "Shadow Children" series, many of Haddix's books for teen readers are futuristic novels. Turnabout is set inin a world where pavement is made of foam rubber and society favors singles. At the heart of the novel is the question: When readers meet them, the year is and Melly and Anny Beth reside in a nursing home.
As participants in an experiment to "un-age," the two women are given PT-1, a drug in the Project Turnabout program that will reverse the aging process, allowing the participant to grow younger every year until they reach a self-determined perfect age. At that point, they will receive another injection which will stop the process. The only problem is that this second shot proves fatal, and now the members of Project Turn- about are doomed to continue "un-aging" until they reach age zero.
The novel switches between the present and when Melly and Anny Beth have reached their teens. While they are desperate to find someone to parent them as they grow increasingly younger, a reporter has gotten wind of the project and is trying to contact Melly.
Publicity would destroy any chance of privacy these refugees from age have, and now their challenge is to flee from unwanted exposure.
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A contributor to Publishers Weekly described Turnabout as a "thought-provoking science fiction adventure," adding that Haddix "keeps the pacing smooth and builds up to a surprising face-off. In Found, the first volume in Haddix's "Missing" series, thirteen-year-old friends Jonah and Chip are both adopted.
When both boys receive the same strange letter, warning them of an impending threat, they join together to solve the mystery and discover that their past is linked with that of many other teens who, as babies, had been fellow passengers on a mysterious aircraft that was discovered abandoned, with no adults on board.
Memories of an alien past haunt fifteen-year-old Kira in Escape from Memory. When a successful attempt at hypnosis during a sleepover party unlocks visions of an exotic world and a mother very different from the woman raising her, the Ohio teen is determined to discover the truth behind these visions. Her quest takes her to Crythe, a small, Eastern European enclave of Roman descendants. Efforts to learn about her past soon draw Kira and her family into danger, in a story that Booklist contributor John Green described as "tightly plotted and Matrix-esque in its thought-provoking complexity.
Just Ella presents the aftermath of the Cinderella story, as the charmed young teen finds life in the royal palace stifling and hardly worth the lifelong love of Prince Charming. Another royal family figures in Palace of Mirrors, as fourteen-year-old Cecilia battles imposters and danger in her attempt to gain her rightful position as princess of the kingdom of Suala. Sharing unfortunate circumstances, immigrants Bella and Yetta, along with friend Jane, watch their livelihood go up in flames during the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that is the focus of Uprising.
Set amid the events leading up to the fire as well as through flashbacks in which the only one of the three to survive recalls the tragedy, Uprising was praised by Rosser as "a dramatic story, filled with all the elements we like: Her background in journalism helps fuel her meticulous, well-researched plots, allowing her to challenge older readers while also entertaining them.
In fact, creating fiction that is able to engage children on its own merits is her primary goal as a writer. C3; November 2,interview with Haddix, p. Kirkus Reviews, October 1,review of Leaving Fishers, p. Mom calls during one of her delusional episodes, creating more questions.
She calls Bethany "Elizabeth" and says Dad believes if they save enough of her cells, they can clone her. Now Bethany wonders if her mother's ravings could contain any truth. Around the same time, a man in a car with out-of-town plates starts following Bethany. Another incoherent letter from Dad indicates someone who just got out of prison is chasing him and hunting him down, so he can't come back.
Joss and Bethany read a news article about a man named Van Dyne who was imprisoned for stealing money. His company was involved in cloning. Bethany recognizes the name of one of the fictitious employees through whom he supposedly filtered funds as an alias Dad had used.
Bethany's parents secretly return to town, but Van Dyne discovers them. The truth is revealed, that Van Dyne had paid Bethany's father to clone him.
Now that Van Dyne is out of prison, he is searching for the version of him Dad had supposedly made.Double Identity book trailer
In fact, Dad had never made a Van Dyne clone but had taken the money to clone Elizabeth instead. The epilogue reveals that Bethany's parents are able to stay with her. Dad returns all of Van Dyne's money.
Van Dyne has long talks with Joss; she says he is such a lonely man, he thought no one but his own clone could love him.
He changes his ways and becomes a philanthropist. Bethany continues to learn who she is, apart from Elizabeth, and discover she is valued as an individual by her family.
Characters[ edit ] Bethany Cole - The protagonist of the novel, Bethany is 12 years old at the beginning of the novel. She has hazel eyes and blonde hair.
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She is Elizabeth's younger sister and cloneand the daughter of Walter and Hillary. She is an amazing swimmer, and she wears glasses. The last name changed from Krull to Cole, to help conceal her identity from the antagonist, Dalton Van Dyne. When her parents leave her at Myrlie's home, she learns about Elizabeth's existence and eventually realizes that she is her clone, explaining why her parents were overprotective and knew everything about her.
Her birthday is Nov 2. Myrlie Wilker - Myrlie is Bethany's maternal aunt and Joss's mother. Because she is a kindergarten teacher, Bethany is left at her house at the beginning of the novel.
Her husband was also killed in the car accident that killed Elizabeth Krull. She is, to Bethany's confusion, shocked when her niece wants to go swimming because Elizabeth hated swimming. She was Elizabeth's best friend and cousin and did gymnastics with her.
She studied both biology and theology and is a female minister. She later helped Van Dyne open a home for troubled teenaged boys when he decided to turn his life around. Walter Krull - Walter is Bethany's father.
Throughout the novel, he goes by "Walter Cole.
Hillary Krull - Hillary is Bethany's mother. Throughout the novel, she goes by "Hillary Cole.