Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Fiction Fix: "Double Identity"

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The Short:

Double Identity

By: Margaret Peterson Haddix

4/5 Stars

What: A girl finds that her parents have hidden many secrets. Their biggest one? Her.

Recommended to those who like: Middle grade/teen, suspense, clean, coming of age

The Long:

Days before her thirteenth birthday, Bethany is dropped off at a relative’s house by hear tearful parents. She’s never met this relative—she hasn’t even spent a night away from home without her parents before.

But things start to get even stranger. A mysterious man follows her, people in this odd town seem to recognize her, and she’s given several thousand dollars in cash with only a sketchy explanation. Will she be able to get to the bottom of the mystery before time runs out?

This was a fun and somewhat suspenseful read. I likely would have really loved it as a middle grade reader; as an adult, I saw many of the plot twists coming down the road. Nevertheless, this clean read was a fun ride. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes middle grade coming-of-age stories with a speculative twist.

The Bottom Line: Although older readers may not be surprised by the plot’s twists and turns, younger readers will likely enjoy this suspenseful story. 



  1. Oh my goodness I loved this book when I was a kid!!! I never saw the plot twists coming, but I was like 10 so... I'm glad you liked it!

    1. I really wish I could go back in time and have my younger self read this book! I think I would have been totally blind sided by the plot twists and I would have loved it. Thanks for the comment!


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