Found (The Missing, Book 1)
Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, "You are one of the missing." The second one says, "Beware! They're coming back to... show more
Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, "You are one of the missing." The second one says, "Beware! They're coming back to get you." Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere -- and people who seem to appear and disappear at will. The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip's lives. Do Jonah and Chip have any choice in the matter? And what should they choose when both alternatives are horrifying? With Found, Margaret Peterson Haddix begins a new series that promises to be every bit as suspenseful as her Shadow Children series -- which has sold more than 41/2 million copies -- and proves her, once again, to be a master of the page-turner.
Publish date: 2008-04-22
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
2.5 stars.It was okay.A fast, pretty interesting read, with nothing objectionable in it.I found the writing to be rather juvenile. Characters at times annoying andor stupid. The characters annoyed me partly because they are all too busy applying makeup, talking about their crushes, or hoping to date...
The library had just shelved new copies of some of the Battle of the Books list, so both Natasha and I picked copies of this one. And then, because she didn't have her card, we ended up checking them both out on my card. I thought that was funny.***One was returned unread, but I finally got around t...
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 a...
It was a fascinating book.
Excellent beginning to a new series of YA sci-fi books. I'm looking forward to the next one (due in 2009, I believe)