Thirteen-year-old Bethany’s parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family. Young Hoosier Book Award, 2009-2010, 6-8 Nominee.
“Bethany’s near perfect world is shattered just prior to her thirteenth birthday. Her parents flee their home and drive to a strange town arriving in the middle of the night. They abandon Bethany with an aunt she never even knew existed. Dad tells her he will call when he can, but she is not to contact them. Bethany overhears him tell Aunt Myrlie, “She doesn’t know about Elizabeth”. “Who is Elizabeth?” Beth wonders. To add to the mystery the townspeople who meet Bethany react like they have seen a ghost. Eventually Bethany learns she looks identical to this Elizabeth, right down to the seven freckles on her nose. As she struggles to unravel the mystery of her past, she discovers a strange man is stalking her and asking questions about her father. This gripping science fiction story will keep you in suspense until the very end.”
Recommended by: Linda Tegmeyer, Brightwood Library
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