Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Found by Margaret Peterson (The Missing: Book 1)

One of my students came into the library every day after school for about a week going crazy over this book.  So, I had to read it to see what all the fuss was about and it didn't disappoint.  I recommend this series to any readers 5th grade and up.  Plenty of action and twists and turns to keep the reader guessing what could be coming next.  I just ordered the rest of the series for my library.

Summary from goodreads.com:
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?
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.