Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Turnabout

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Turnabout

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HADDIX, MARGARET PETERSON. (2001). Turnabout. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks. ISBN 0689840373.

Turnabout is fair play, right? Well, what if turnabout means you are old and ready to die and someone convinces you to take part in a secret experiment? What if that experiment involves getting injections to reverse the aging process but they have to tell your family you have died? And, what if they promise you that at any point in the "unaging process" you can take a pill to stop unaging and simply stay at that age forever after BUT they never develop that pill. Scary? Anny Beth and Melly think so. They are now in their teens, having unaged from 100, and they are faced with coming to terms with death all over again. Now they need to find someone to care for them as they get younger and helpless and they wonder what will happen on the day of their birth. …

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