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Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Dec 10, 09

it was amazing
Read in December, 2009

Double Identity is a very good book. It has a twisty plot, but it’s very interesting. Bethany and her parents seem to be in a great deal of danger. She is very curious. Her parents take her to stay with an aunt that she has never heard of before. Her life before this situation was perfect. She was spoiled, home schooled, and got whatever she wanted. Her parents were very protective, and know they just leave her with someone she has never met. She wants to know what is going on, but there is no one for her to talk to, and she has no way of getting in touch with her father. Throughout this book, I was curious as well. I wanted to know why her parents were acting so strange, and who this Myrlie is. I wanted to know who Elizabeth was, and why it was all such a secret. This book is full of fear, trust, and life-changing situations. I loved the suspense as I read, and it made me actually want to read it. It is interesting to think that this could be a real-life situation. This book really made me think, and kept me interested. The lesson that I got from it, was the fact that you should be yourself no matter what. Bethany did not know what was happening, but she stood strong and never gave up. As many questions as she had for Myrlie, she did not ask and she was never rude. She trusted her, and she had faith, that her parents would do everything that they could possibly do, to keep her safe. At first the story was slow, but before too long I was hooked. I usually don’t read, but I really enjoyed this book. It kept me wondering, and I really seemed to connect with Bethany. I would recommend this book for any teen; boy or girl. I think adults would enjoy it, as well. It is full of thrills, and a question is being answered non-stop. The end of the book was not what I expected but it was okay. Elizabeth turned out to be someone that I never imagined. The whole time I was reading, I was thinking of all the possibilities. Nothing seemed to turn out like I thought it would, but it was good. The idea of “being yourself” stuck throughout the whole book. Anyone who reads this, will definitely be curious, and ask many questions. If you like mysteries and suspenseful stories, this is the book for you. In the end, I was just as surprised as Bethany was and throughout the book, and was just as confused as she was! All of her questions were answered, and everything fell into place. I can not wait to read another book by Haddix, and I hope that I will be just as satisfied.
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Kelsey I am almost done with this book. I wonder if Bethany's dad really IS the criminal!!!!!


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