Double identity

Page history last edited by Brainard, Sarah 14 years, 8 months ago

Want a good book to read?

Double Identity by Margret Peterson Haddix is a book that you can’t put down. It is about a 13 year old girl named Bethany. Bethany’s parents drop her off at Myrlie’s house, an aunt she has never even heard of. Bethany notices that many people in her aunt’s town look at her as if they have just seen a ghost. People also keep saying she looks just like someone named Elizabeth, and she talks just like Elizabeth, and likes the same things as Elizabeth. People even call her Elizabeth. They think she is exactly like Elizabeth. Bethany wants to know “why do people look at me like that?”And “Who is Elizabeth?” and “Why am I so much like her?” Bethany asks Myrlie, but Myrlie says she is under strict order from Bethany’s father not to tell. This makes Bethany even more curious about Elizabeth.

Throughout this story Bethany finds out more and more about her parents and her family’s past and Elizabeth.  Her father writes and says he can never come back. Enclosed in the letter are four birth certificates that say "Bethany" on them, and ten thousand dollars. What is Bethany’s real identity? And is Bethany’s father a thief?

In the end Bethany learns about her past and Elizabeth. Also she learns why she is so much like Elizabeth and why her parents left her at her aunt’s house. This book keeps you interested throughout the entire book.  It has a great ending.

I would highly recommend this book. You always wanted to know what was going to happen next. The author does a great job of making you want to read on.  There was nothing I didn’t like about this book. I would recommend this book to girls especially. Though it is mostly realistic fiction there is a slight science fiction twist.

By Sarah B.

2nd hour



Comments (1)

AKabodian said

at 2:48 pm on Jan 16, 2009

Between your review and Ms. Hennessey's book talk, I've become very curious about this book and who Elizabeth is. I just may have to read it this summer. Fine review, Sarah!

You don't have permission to comment on this page.