History Literature / RunningOutOfTime

21st May '17 8:42:35 PM PaulA
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''Running Out of Time'', not to be confused with [[Music/OzzyOsbourne the song]] or the film, is a 1995 ScienceFiction {{young adult}} novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

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''Running Out of Time'', not to be confused with [[Music/OzzyOsbourne the song]] or the film, is a 1995 ScienceFiction {{young adult}} novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Creator/MargaretPetersonHaddix.



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19th Nov '15 12:48:06 AM K
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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: The reporters at Jessie's press conference can't prove her story of a diphtheria epidemic, but they can prove she's a Clifton child: they ask her to recite all the Presidents, states, and capitals, like she would in the schoolroom.

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: The reporters at Jessie's press conference can't prove her story of a diphtheria epidemic, but they can prove she's a Clifton child: they ask her to recite all the Presidents, states, and capitals, like she would in the schoolroom. She promptly faints from diphtheria, proving that, too.
22nd Oct '15 12:36:04 PM Morgenthaler
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Rumors exist that ''TheVillage'' is inspired by this. For the trope that means "running out of time", see RaceAgainstTheClock.

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Rumors exist that ''TheVillage'' ''Film/TheVillage'' is inspired by this. For the trope that means "running out of time", see RaceAgainstTheClock.
29th Jul '15 6:47:19 AM BonsaiForest
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: As a large part of the plot is Jessie learning about the future[[spoiler: present]], the book is riddled with 90's charm. Clothing, prices, cars--nearly everything Jessie encounters is so ''very'' 90's.
29th Jul '15 6:46:47 AM BonsaiForest
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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Played straight in the village, as the 1840's weren't swimming with psychatrists. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end when Jessie's dad is required to attend therapy to deal with his denial of reality.]]

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Played straight in the village, as the 1840's weren't swimming with psychatrists. [[spoiler: Subverted Averted in the end when Jessie's dad is required to attend therapy to deal with his denial of reality.]]
28th Jul '15 7:49:29 PM Mullane
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* TherearenoTherapists: Played straight in the village, as the 1840's weren't swimming with psychatrists. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end when Jessie's dad is required to attend therapy to deal with his denial of reality.]]

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* TherearenoTherapists: ThereAreNoTherapists: Played straight in the village, as the 1840's weren't swimming with psychatrists. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end when Jessie's dad is required to attend therapy to deal with his denial of reality.]]
28th Jul '15 7:45:25 PM Mullane
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* AdultsareUseless: The only adults around are A) unable to help, B) so far into denial/fear that they can't see the problem to help, or C) actively causing TheMasquerade.

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* AdultsareUseless: AdultsAreUseless: The only adults around are A) unable to help, B) so far into denial/fear that they can't see the problem to help, or C) actively causing TheMasquerade.
23rd Jun '15 10:53:38 AM calmestofdoves
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* NotSoRemote: And how! From an isolated little village on the frontier to ''inside a tourist center''.
3rd Jun '15 7:05:38 PM DuneAgain
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* AdultsareUseless: The only adults around are A) unable to help, B) so far into denial/fear that they can't see the problem to help, or C) actively causing TheMasquerade.


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* BrainyBrunette: Jessie laments that she's not pretty like her sister Hannah, but she's the smartest student in school. [[spoiler: This is a part of the reason that Ma chooses Jessie, and not Hannah, to escape the village.]]


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* TherearenoTherapists: Played straight in the village, as the 1840's weren't swimming with psychatrists. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end when Jessie's dad is required to attend therapy to deal with his denial of reality.]]


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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: As a large part of the plot is Jessie learning about the future[[spoiler: present]], the book is riddled with 90's charm. Clothing, prices, cars--nearly everything Jessie encounters is so ''very'' 90's.
1st Dec '14 10:21:23 AM K
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** When Jessie's Ma admits that this was a really terrible thing to do to her children, Jessie tries to comfort her by saying, "You always did tell us God saw everything we did." Mrs. Keyser laughs and says that was something they deliberately emphasized. "Would you have behaved better if we said 'God and a bunch of strangers you've never met?'"
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