Haddix, Margaret Peterson.DOUBLE IDENTITY
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005.
IL 5-8, RL 5-8
Bethany's parents have always been a bit too protective of her but this is taking it too far. They have packed up her stuff and leave her with a complete stranger. They tell her that she will be safe and they'll get in touch in a few days. How wierd is that? What is going on? She finds out that the woman is actually an aunt that she never knew existed. And the people in town seem to think that Bethany is someone named Elizabeth. Who is Elizabeth? As the days go on, Bethany learns a secret that makes her question everything she has ever known about herself and her parents.
Thirteen-year-old Bethany is suddenly dropped off at her auntís house, in the middle of the night, by her parents. She has never met this aunt. Bethany is not allowed to see or call her parents. She discovers that she has a cousin Jose. Her aunt and cousin reveal a family secret. The two families had gone to Stone Mountain Amusement Park for the day. On the way home, there was a terrible accident and Bethanyís older sister and Joseís father were killed. Now there is a man who is chasing Bethany. Bethany is sure that is the reason her parents have disappeared. Read the book to find out why Bethany is here and why the mysterious man is chasing Bethany. (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2007-2008)
old Bethany doesn't
know where her father is taking her mother and her.
All she knows at this
very moment is that her mother has been crying the
entire car ride, and
her father, silent like a tomb, is driving her to this
neighborhood across several state lines. To be driving
for hours with your
and your parents' suitcases is one thing, but to be
dropped off suddenly
at your aunt's house, one you never met, in the middle
of the night, is
Cloning -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Aunts -- Fiction.