Just before Bethany turns thirteen her parents begin to act strangely. Her mother cries constantly and her father won't let her go anywhere alone. Then one day Bethany's parents pack her into the car and take her to live with an aunt that she has never met before. When they leave they merely tell her that here she will be safe, and that she couldn't know where they are going.
The mystery deepens when her father sends her package containing four different birth certificates with four different names, and thousands of dollars in cash. Not only that but everyone who sees Bethany seems to think that she looks like someone they used to know, someone who is now dead. Bethany must unravel this mystery and figure out what is happening, and why she is in danger.
Margaret Haddix develops “Double Identity” in a very skillful manner. As the plot progresses she is careful to reveal just enough information to satisfy the reader and yet keep the ending unforeseen. I really enjoyed Haddix' writing style and the interesting characters she has populated the plot with. “Double Identity” should satisfy any science fiction or mystery fan.
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