Monday, March 30, 2015

Last one - TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR TBR PILE - THE MISSING: BOOK 1 - FOUND BY MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX




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pic and description taken from Goodreads



DESCRIPTION:

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.

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
My son and I have been reading this book together for some time.  He doesn't usually like for me to read too much to him at once, but today he wanted to finish the book with me.  It was so much fun.
I love it when I find a book that my son will read with me.  He is 10 and hates, hates, hates reading.  He has Dyslexia, so reading for him is not very much fun.  He does however like to be read to.  Most of the time.  I love him.  I love that he will let me read with him.
This was such a fun book to read together.  It is exciting and mysterious.  The characters are so great.  They are young enough that my son can kind of relate to them.  
The idea behind the book is absolutely fascinating.  I cannot imagine finding out that I was from the past.  That I was most likely royalty from the past.  Time warps.  Time travel.  Mysterious people popping in and out of time.  The FBI.   There was so much adventure.  Especially for teenagers :).  
This is a great book for young kids and middle grade, and hey lets face it adults also.  I loved it :).  
Jonah, Chip, and Katherine were a fun trio to follow.   I love Katherine's snarky personality.  She was not going to let the boys get away with doing anything without her.  
I love that Jonah and Chip take it upon themselves to solve the mystery behind their adoptions.  The journey we take with them, is exciting, and mysterious.  I am glad I got to go on this adventure with them.  I am anxious to see where the next book takes us.

MY RATING:


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Margaret Peterson Haddix
pic and bio taken from Goodreads


Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois. 

She has since written more than 25 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of TimeDon’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. DunphreyLeaving FishersJust EllaTurnaboutTakeoffs and LandingsThe Girl with 500 Middle NamesBecause of AnyaEscape from MemorySay What?The House on the GulfDouble Identity;Dexter the ToughUprisingPalace of MirrorsClaim to Fame; the Shadow Children series; and the Missingseries. She also wrote Into the Gauntlet, the tenth book in the 39 Clues series. Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and more than a dozen state reader’s choice awards.


Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus, Ohio, with their two children.