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Running Out of Plot
on March 16, 2004
Your family and friends' life is in your hands. That's what the situation is for Jessie Keyser, a 13 year old living in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana. The year is 1840, and the children of Clifton are dying of diphtheria. Jessie's mother sends her on a dangerous quest for help. But once she goes beyond Clifton, the world is scarier, stranger, and more terrifying than she could have imagined. And soon, she finds her own life in question. Can she save Clifton before everybody runs out of time?
There's nothing very good I can say about this book. Too many unessecary details and not enough storyline make this book a doughy, dry 184-page phonebook. I found Running Out of Time to be highly unrealistic. This is not a novel for children, moms and dads. If you are loooking for deranged, half-fantasy bordering on reality,or you are rounding up the worst books of the twentieth century, Running Out of Time is certainly for you. You don't want to read this one unless you are really tolerant of bad fiction. Personally, I would rather eat raw fish heads than read this again