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Read & download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Margaret Peterson Haddix A fast paced sci fi thriller from the bestselling author of the 'Shadow Children'. I’m a children’s librarian so I get to see a lot of children’s books pass through my hallowed public library doors Lots But a person can’t see everything so once in a while I like to traipse down to my friendly neighborhood bookstore to see what’s on the shelves I skip into the children’s section peruse the titles there skim one or two just to see if I’d like to read them later and that’s it End of story Normally This past week end I skipped in as per usual and skimmed the titles of the new fall releases A new PE Kerr something by FE Higgins and a new Margaret Peterson Haddix Now there’s a treat I’m not the biggest Haddix fan in the world but I’m rather fond of her style Kids love her Among the Hidden series and Running Out of Time was a fun concept so much so that perhaps director M Night Shymalan thought so too But I’ve never really fallen for a Haddix novel you know The writing just usually doesn’t do it for me Maybe it’s the tone or the content or something but I wasn’t really digging the Haddix Until now You see as I sat down in the bookstore’s café to read a chapter I found myself sucked into the story Does it contain some lickety split action seuences and leaps that stretch at my adult credulity Sure But I also feel that this may be some of Haddix’s best work It doesn’t necessarily stand on its own due to its cliffhanger ending but if you want to hand a kid something fun fast paced and deeply mysterious then this is the book to surrender Thirteen years ago an airline attendant saw something impossible When the plane appeared on the tarmac it somehow appeared without anyone realizing it had landed Stranger still it contained no pilot no crew no adults at all Just thirty six babies strapped in their seats Fast forward to present day when new friends Jonah and Chip check the former’s mailbox There resting inside is an unsigned note that simply reads “You are one of the missing” A cruel prank It certainly seems that way until Chip gets the same letter Then they both get a follow up that reads “Beware They’re coming back to get you” They They who There doesn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason to the notes until Chip discovers that he and Jonah have something in common They were both adopted And with the help of Jonah’s sister Katherine there’s to discover Why does an FBI agent have information about the boys’ birth parents Why did Katherine see a man appear and disappear in an office one day Who’s been sneaking around Jonah’s room looking through his things And what’s the real story behind that plane The answers lead the kids to discover their connection to seemingly impossible events I’m a sucker for books that contain anonymous notes Such letters appear in stories like The Mailbox by Audrey Shafer and you librarians out there will understand what I mean when I say that they make it easy to booktalk titles I also love mysteries frightening moments and plucky protagonists Actually that final item is a bit odd in this book Though our hero in this story is clearly Jonah the boy spends much of the novel with his fingers in his ears going “LALALALALALALA” while his friend and sister do much of the investigating on his behalf Credit where credit is due though The kids really do discover a ton of information and in a way that makes sense to the plot and is plausible Anytime a kid in a book breaks into a locked room with a hairpin my eyebrows make a break for my hairline and it takes a while to coax them down No coaxing was reuired as I read Haddix’s novel My eyebrows remained firmly in place the entire time Authors today face several conundrums when it comes to writing contemporary realistic or realistic ish fiction First of all how are your child characters living in the suburbs getting around It’s not as if a lot of suburban kids take the bus after all Like most authors Haddix goes for the old bike riding solution The next problem Cell phones In the past your characters would find themselves in a perilous situation and be helpless and unable to alert anyone to their location Cell phones fortunately can only work where there’s a signal so chalk that up to another problem solved It’s easy to work around contemporary technology but a good writer should make use of it If a kid has a phone with camera capabilities then that should come in handy And Haddix definitely sees electronic devices as a way to aid and abet the action rather than hinder it Other authors take note Sure technology changes but when it comes to something like cell phone cameras such devices will be around for a while Might as well make your book believable by utilizing themOkay So here’s my official SPOILER ALERT warning If you would like to be surprised by the secret of this book stop reading this review right now I liked it Nuff said They gone Great As those of you who have read the book are aware the secret behind this story is that the babies on the plane is that they’re all famous children that died sometime in history The Lindbergh baby The kids that Richard III slaughtered Princess Anastasia and her little bro People from the future pay big bucks to raise such kids but we never really learn who Chip and Jonah are We can probably rule out the children mentioned in the book so who does that leave My hope is that Jonah will turn out to be The Dauphin That’d be pretty cool right As for Chip why not Henry VIII’s kid Edward VI Both are famous in history Both would yield fascinating speculations That’s just my two cents Haddix is certainly not flying by the A Sound of Thunder rules of time travel here by the way People can apparently make fairly large changes to the past without worrying about how the ripple affect is going to damage the future Apparently it isn’t until you’re plopping babies from the past into the twenty first century that things start to get messed up How nice that the universe is so flexible It certainly should be a load off of time travelers’ minds that’s for sure I’ve heard some people voice objections to the book in terms of the action seuences Is it plausible that two kids would be able to make a last minute plan when they both bend down to tie a shoelace Meh And as for the fight scenes maybe they aren’t the greatest I’ve ever encountered but they didn’t sufficiently distract me from the rest of the book to keep me from enjoying it Haddix isn’t going to win any major literary awards with this novel but she’ll probably garner than a few kids choice medals and ribbons And uite frankly that’s the kind of stuff you need to keep in your library Haddix is a crowd pleaser at heart along the lines of fellow three namers Mary Downing Hahn or Willo Davis Roberts But for what it’s worth I think she improves as she goes Found is undoubtedly the book of hers that I’ve enjoyed the most Looking forward to the seuel Ages 9 14

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Characters õ Found Author Margaret Peterson Haddix ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö A fast paced sci fi thriller from the bestselling author of the 'Shadow Children' series Jonah Katherine and Chip are starting to uestion their roots Then they receive a letter 'You are one of the missing Beware Ceive a letter 'You are one of the missing Beware They are coming back to get you. This is the first book in the Missing series I've heard really really good things about this book and they're all true I almost read it in one sitting not bad for a 300 page book A plane mysteriously appears at an airport carrying only 36 babies No pilot no crew no adults at all As soon as the babies are unloaded the plane vanishes again Thirteen years later Jonah adopted and his new friend Chris also adopted though he doesn't know it at the beginning of the story start getting strange identical messages and begin researching their adoptions to find some strange things The mystery of who they really are and where they really came from is mostly solved by the end of the book but there's still a lot left to cover I'll be reading the rest of this series

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Found Author Margaret Peterson HaddSeries Jonah Katherine and Chip are starting to uestion their roots Then they re. Both of my girls are adoped and so I had a connection to this story that was unexpected Imagine having your adopted child receive a letter that tells them You are one of the missing That would freak me out Well that is what actually happens in this book I really enjoyed this book It was an action packed book