Search Results: "Margaret Peterson Haddix"


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PALACE OF LIES by Margaret Peterson Haddix
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"A welcome return to the Just Ella universe. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Haddix continues the series that began with the alternate "Cinderella" Just Ella (1999) with a story about a different princess.Read full book review >

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REDEEMED by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A satisfying end to a long-running series. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Instead of the past, the eighth and final installment of the Missing series takes the Skidmore kids into the far distant future, where they will try to repair time and save the world. Read full book review >

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REVEALED by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"This long and intricate conclusion should satisfy fans, but it's not likely to win new ones. (Paranormal suspense. 8-12)"
This apparently final installment of the Missing series plunges Jonah into a quandary: The villains Gary and Hodge have begun their master plan to steal all the children from history and sell them in the future, with the help of Charles Lindbergh. Read full book review >

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RISKED  by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Plenty of fun and great for history teachers as well. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
The time-traveling middle schoolers are back for a trip to rescue Anastasia and Alexis Romanov from their 1918 murderers. Read full book review >

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TORN  by Margaret Peterson Haddix
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Another action-filled and suspenseful historical thriller. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
The fourth installment of this enjoyable time-travel series for preteens takes readers to a lesser-known historical event than those in the earlier books: the mutiny on Henry Hudson's ship, the Discovery, in 1611. Read full book review >

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THE ALWAYS WAR by Margaret Peterson Haddix
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"If hoping to grab a heartfelt connection, readers may feel sidelined, but plot turns will certainly keep them entranced. (Dystopia. 10-14)"
For the past 75 years, Tessa's nation has been at war—a war that has no end in sight. Read full book review >

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CLAIM TO FAME by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"An intriguing and often exciting diversion for young readers. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Sixteen-year-old Lindsay was a child star on a popular TV sitcom, but now, in this character study with a sci-fi twist, she hides in her house, terrified to go outside. Read full book review >

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TURNABOUT by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A fascinating concept engrossingly told. (Fiction. 11-16)"
In this intriguing, thought-provoking, and certainly original novel, Amelia Lenore Hazelwood is 100 years old and living in a nursing home where the only thing she has to look forward to is death. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE HIDDEN by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The seizing of farmlands, untenable food regulations, and other scenarios that have come to fruition in these pages will give readers a new appreciation for their own world after a visit to Luke's. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In a chilling and intelligent novel, Haddix (Leaving Fishers, 1997, etc.) envisions a near future where a totalitarian US limits families to only two children. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE IDENTITY by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Bethany's discovery of her own identity makes for a mystery well worth solving. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Bethany's life has always been safe and protected; her parents comfort her, spoil her and spend frequent quality time with her. Read full book review >

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DON'T YOU DARE READ THIS, MRS. DUNPHREY by Margaret Peterson Haddix
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The cream that rises to the top in this teen problem novel is Tish herself, a strong character with independence and grit. (Fiction. 12+)"
Haddix (Running Out of Time, 1995, not reviewed) surrounds Tish, 15, with overwhelming problems: an abusive father, a dysfunctional mother who designates her caretaker of a younger brother and then abandons them, marginal friends, a slimy employer, money troubles, and stealing. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE OF ANYA by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"An afterword furnishes additional information, plus addresses and Web sites. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A mousy fourth grader demonstrates both courage and compassion in this undisguised consciousness-raiser. Read full book review >