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Found (The Missing, Book 1) (edition 2009)

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Title:Found (The Missing, Book 1)
Authors:Margaret Peterson Haddix
Info:Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 336 pages
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It is not fair.. I borrowed this book from my daughter, now that I read it I have to wait forever to get to the library to get the next installment. Incidentally this book is so great I read it in one sitting.. about 4-5 hours I think... I think I am a fast-ish reader so it might take some longer but geezz i am hooked already!! ( )
  CAMMD | Aug 4, 2014 |
Science fiction story with time traveling teens. This is the first book in the series and sets the foundation and explains the reasons behind the characters ability to travel in time. ( )
  SparklePonies | Mar 19, 2014 |
This book is an exciting, suspenseful young novel. The characters are interesting and deal with real-life situations that others their age may have experienced. The story was interesting and kept me wanting to read more.
  jenniferflowers | Mar 17, 2014 |
Found is the first in the Missing Series by Margaret Peterson. It was a very quick read and was paced fairly well. The story is told through Jonah's eyes and often times his voice comes off a little fake. Kids might have a hard time relating to the already dated slang and technology. ( )
  DeweyEver | Mar 3, 2014 |
Deals with some adoption issues and the human want to change the past to rectify situations. ( )
  TeamDewey | Feb 17, 2014 |
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Gr 4–8—Haddix's latest science fiction series starts off with a bang in this nail-biter. A plane arrives at an airline gate unnoticed by radar and most personnel. There are no flight attendants, no pilot, in fact no adults at all, but there are 36 passengers—each seat is inhabited by an infant. Thirteen years later in Ohio, teenage adoptees Jonah and his friend Chip begin receiving ominous messages declaring that they are among "the missing" and that someone is coming to find them. Frightened yet intrigued, the boys begin a search for their real identities with the help of Jonah's younger sister. Their search leads them to a discovery that strains credulity and leads them into danger greater than they ever imagined possible. The story is driven by an exciting plot rather than extensive character development, and the teens act independently of the adults, who appear as "bad guys" or are basically useless. If used in a classroom, the revelation of the babies' identities can be used to kick off a history lesson or two. This book's exciting premise and cliff-hanger ending will leave readers on the edge of their seats and begging for more.—Heather M. Campbell, Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, CO
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Starred Review. In a tantalizing opener to a new series, Haddix (the Shadow Children series) taps into a common childhood fantasy—that you are really the offspring of royalty or famous people, and were somehow adopted by an ordinary family—and one-ups it by adding in time travel. As the novel begins, a brand-new airline employee experiences an event that she is later told never to talk about: a plane carrying 36 babies, and no one else, not even a pilot, shows up without warning at a nearby gate. Fast-forward 13 years, and two 13-year-old friends, Chip and Jonah, are receiving mysterious notes, with messages like You are one of the missing and Beware! They're coming back to get you. Only then does Chip learn that he, like Jonah, is adopted. Joined by Jonah's sister, Katherine, the boys investigate and discover that the FBI was involved with their adoptions. These smart kids show initiative and do a great job using familiar technology (camera phones, photo-editing programs, etc.) to get information and track down other adoptees. By book's end they are trapped by some shady characters; learn that they are among the most famous missing children in history (e.g., Virginia Dare, the 15th-century English princes in the Tower); and get sent back in time. Readers will be hard-pressed to wait for the next installment. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)
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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 adopted, 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?
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When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, find out that they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to capture them.… (more)

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