So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister....And they don't even believe I'm in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents act more oddly than usual. Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his... show more
So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister....And they don't even believe I'm in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents act more oddly than usual. Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his sight. Then one morning he hustles the entire family into the car, drives across several state lines -- and leaves Bethany with an aunt she never knew existed. Bethany has no idea what's going on. She's worried her mom and dad are running from some kind of trouble, but she can't find out because they won't tell her where they are going. Bethany's only clue is a few words she overheard her father tell her aunt: "She doesn't know anything about Elizabeth." But Aunt Myrlie won't tell Bethany who Elizabeth is, and she won't explain why people in her small town react to Bethany as if they've seen a ghost. The mystery intensifies when Bethany gets a package from her father containing four different birth certificates from four different states, with four different last names -- and thousands of dollars in cash. And when a strange man shows up asking questions, Bethany realizes the's not the only one who's desperate to unravel the secrets of her past.
Pages no: 218
Edition language: English
Bethany has lived a sheltered life. Her parents never leave her by herself and they are very overprotective. And while, at almost 13 years old, Bethany hasn't spent a single night away from her parents, she doesn't realize how strange her life is until her parents drop her off with an aunt she didn'...
This was an interesting read that raised some complex questions regarding identity, but there were quite a few frustrating aspects to it as well. Things like "we're going to continue keeping secrets even though that is obviously not the best course of action and has led to the majority of the proble...
This book is amazing. It is probably one of my top 10 cildrens books. A mix between sci-fi and mystery, this book is pitch perfect. In fact-this book was so good, I HAD to read everything else by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Interesting concept (I won't spoil it), but it seems as if a lot of the book occurs in the thoughts of the main character, Bethany. I kept going back and re-reading passages to confirm that she didn't actually say something, she only thought it, wanting to say it. This is the second book I've read...
Even though I figured everything out before I got very deep into the book, Double Identity was a good read. Would kids figure everything out? Will the events be troubling, especially to the third graders?
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