'I may have to ask you to do something very dangerous,' Ma said.The children of Clifton are dying and Jessie's mother is desperate for medicine to save their lives, but it is 1840 and no such remedy yet exists. Except that it isn't 1840 at all, it is 1996, and the critical situation forces Jessie's mother to reveal an unbelievable secret. The world Jessie has known all this time is just a sham, a living history museum, a reconstructed village for tourists. And now her mother wants her to escape into the twentieth century to get help - before the children run out of time.
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It's 1840 and in the small village of Clifton the children are dying from an outbreak of diphtheria, and there is no medicine to save them. Their deaths seem inevitable until Jessie's mother admits that she knows how to cure them. The problem is that it isn't as simple as using a little medicine. Clifton's future hangs in the balance and the only way to cure the children is to tell Jessie the truth: Clifton is an experiment, and it is really the year 1996.
Running Out of Time is a complex and utterly gripping novel which examines the effects of a human experiment that begins to go horribly wrong. Jessie is sent out into the real world to find medicine, leaving her loved ones behind to face a treacherous journey. As she treads softly through the horrors of this brave, new world, she has to come to terms with the fact that her whole life so far has been part of a strange experiment while realising that there are dangerous people out there who will do anything to stop her telling the truth.
This is a clever book, which uses attention-grabbing, fast-paced writing as a way of questioning the world we live in, and will capture the imagination of any curious reader with a passion for cracking story-telling. (Ages 10 and over)--Susan Harrison
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