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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 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 mysteryThirteen-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 Among the Hidden, and proves her, once again, to be a master of the page-turner....

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Found Reviews

  • Becky
    2018-08-03 18:54

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson. 2008. The Missing Book 1: Found.I may be a bit biased--slightly--since I love, love, love Margaret Peterson Haddix. My expectations were high with this her first book in a new series. And I was NOT disappointed. I was WOWed. I'm not foolish enough to think that this one will WOW every single kid, teen, or adult out there. But for those that love science fiction and mysteries...this one is for you.Here's the opening of the prologue: "It wasn't there. Then it was. Later, that was how Angela DuPre would describe the airplane--over and over, to one investigator after another--until she was told never to speak of it again. But when she first saw the plane that night, she wasn't thinking about mysteries or secrets."What Angela DuPre witnessed on her first day of the job was indescribably unbelievable. Perplexing. A plane that appeared and disappeared on the runway. A plane that she found minus the pilot and flight attendants. A flight were all thirty-six passengers were babies. Sounds crazy, right? How could an unscheduled plane--a plane that did not show up on any of their radars--land on their runway to begin with? How could it have gotten there without a pilot on board? Why babies? But even more strange was the fact that once the babies were unloaded, and the proper authorities called...the plane vanished into thin air. Angela DuPre witnessed the unbelievable alright. But she wasn't crazy.The Found opens thirteen years later. Our hero is a boy named Jonah. He's got a best friend, Chip, and a slightly younger sister, Katherine. Our book opens with the arrival of several mystery letters. Two letters. Thirteen words. Lives are going to change."You are one of the missing."and"Beware! They're coming back to get you."Found is a suspenseful, mysterious action-and-adventure novel that will thrill those that love science fiction. Of course I can't promise that it will "thrill" every reader. But I know it kept me reading. I couldn't put it down. And I was loving every minute of it. The pacing was just right. The characters were nicely developed--and are sure to improve upon with each novel that is published in the series. The only problem with the book is that it left me wanting more...wanting more now! I don't want to have to wait for the next novel to come out. I want to know what happens to Jonah and Katherine and Chip NOW! There's this intensity and immediacy that I just don't find in many other books.

  • Betsy
    2018-08-13 16:32

    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 P.E. Kerr... something by F.E. 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 herAmong the Hidden series andRunning 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 sequences 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 more 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 likeThe 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 required 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 them.Okay. 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 theA 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 sequences. 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 more than a few kids choice medals and ribbons. And quite 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-namersMary Downing Hahn orWillo 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 sequel. Ages 9-14.

  • Denise Johnson
    2018-08-09 21:41

    "Found" is my first review on goodreads. Since a synopsis of the book is available, I'm not going to recap the plot, but simply give my thoughts. I am a fan of Margaret Haddix's work and have read "Running Out of Time" and the Shadow Children series among others which are in the same genre as "Found." However, Haddix's writing spans a range of genres and I recently read "Uprising," which is historical fiction, and it was excellent. I am also a big fan of fantasy/scifi and reading the first book in a new series is always exciting. I get that feeling of starting a new adventure that you really hope is exciting. In the case of "Found," I was not disappointed. Time travel is certainly common in children's books but Haddix puts a fresh twist on it by including time thieves who recklessly steal babies for profit regardless of the consequences to the future and time police who are out to stop the thieves even if it means that the stolen children must go back in time, leave their families, and even die. The children are caught in the middle. Though the idea for the book is exciting, the plot occasionally bogged down, the characters were frustrating at times and two dimensional for the most part, and, having a teenager myself, I often questioned the authenticity of the thoughts and dialogue of the main characters. It also seems clear as to the direction of the series. With that said however, I'll definitely read the second book to find out what happens based on the decision Jonah made at the end of the book.

  • Anne
    2018-07-24 22:56

    Per the summary: When thirteen-year-old friends Jonah and Chip, who re 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.The first two-thirds of the book were okay - a little dragged out and sometimes frustrating - but the last third of the book, which reveals the time travelers and their intentions, was very disappointing. The science doesn't make sense and at several points the author seems to forget that a large group is present - only the main characters do anything.This is the first book in the series. I'm not sure I'll pick up the next one.

  • Marley
    2018-08-16 23:39

    I first picked this book thinking, Well I've read a lot, so why not start a new series? I wasn't expecting much, but I was wrong.The plot. So It was running fine but then it took a surprising twist in the middle that just keeps you hooked. I couldn't put it down without thinking, what now?Jonah. He reminds me of, well, me. Super cautious and wanting to live life the same way. Yet he's good at figuring things out.The ending. All I can say is wow. The whole cave thing amazed me. I kept thinking, what are you doing Jonah?!?And when they teleported to the 15th century, I was speechless. Jonah and Kathrine going with Chip really proved their friendship.Now I wonder, what would have happened if they were to late to grab Chip's arm? Who is Jonah. What happens now?

  • Michelle
    2018-08-02 21:55

    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.

  • Sesana
    2018-08-15 15:52

    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.

  • Sam Bloom
    2018-08-15 23:51

    Extremely quick-moving read, and really enjoyable. This is the first book of hers I've read (I need to read "Among the Hidden," obviously). A plane appears out of nowhere, full of crying babies... and no one else. No pilots, flight attendants, parents... nobody. What a premise! Then, we fast-forward 13 years and meet Jonah, who keeps getting cryptic letters with no return address. The letters are related to the fact that Jonah is adopted, which is related to that weird airplane from the beginning of the book. I'll look forward to book 2!

  • Barb Middleton
    2018-07-23 19:51

    I was plopped between two 5th graders in the fiction section of S's and W's with my legs crossed booktalking like an auctioneer. Sigh. Joy. My favorite part of my job. These two youngsters were not put-off by my rapid-fire read-this-read-that spiel. I have to tone it down for most as their eyes cross or their whites show. But not these two. They inhaled the book information interrupting me to chuck in their own opinions. So imagine my double joy when one jumps up and says "just a minute," and runs to another section to return with a book she thrusts in my hands and says, "you've gotta read this one."Found is about Jonah, an adopted boy, whose new friend, Chip discovers he's adopted as well. The two begin getting scary letters in the mail about people coming to get them and being "missing." Katherine, Jonah's sister plunges into the mystery headfirst trying to find answers along with Chip as to the background behind their adoptions. Jonah becomes more reluctant as the answers unfold and he isn't so sure he wants to find out the mysteriousness of his adoption. The story unfolds to an exciting climax that will make you want to read book 2.Students like this series that sweeps readers along with gobs of action and creepiness. The writing descriptions are not gorgeous nor is the dialogue witty but it is a quick fun read. I do think Katherine upstages Jonah as the main character. She's such a spunky, gutsy gal with a quick brain and eye for details. She's just a plain 'ole fun character. Jonah sticks his head in the sand until the very end where he is forced to either show some leadership skills or fade into the rocks.Not all the questions are answered in this book. We don't know who Jonah is historically and he isn't really described so the reader can't take a stab at guessing. Well, you can take a stab at it but chances are you'll be wrong. We also don't know what happened to Daniella. It isn't clear Katherine's role in the series either but I think she's an interesting character that has to be in the next book based on how Found ends. A good series for your library.Reading Level 5.0

  • JG (The Introverted Reader)
    2018-07-29 15:39

    It's very hard to summarize this book without giving anything away. Let's see.... Jonah Skidmore was adopted when he was three months old. Just before his thirteenth birthday, he receives a cryptic message in the mail and he starts questioning the little that he knows about his past.Very, very bare bones there. After getting hooked by the fantastic prologue, I had a little bit of an idea as to where this might be going. I was right to an extent, but mostly I was hugely surprised by the time the ending rolled around. I woke up, started this as I ate breakfast, kept reading, and finished it in about three hours. Sure, it's an older kids' book and I'm a pretty fast reader, but I could not put this down. The action and discoveries didn't stop and I just kept frantically turning pages to find out more.Jonah is an engaging character. Not too good, not too bad--just your average seventh-grader. His actions, reactions, and interactions all felt real to me. Even his sister Katherine and his friend Chip are believable and well fleshed-out. I will say that the Skidmore parents felt a little too perfect.Really, there are only two things keeping this from being a five-star book for me. One, it's science fiction and I'm not really a fan of the genre. Two, by the time I got to the ending, I felt like this was mostly set up for the following book(s). There's nothing wrong with that, and there's nothing really wrong with this book, but I feel like there's room for the sequel to be even better and I just want to leave some wiggle room in my ratings. If I were the author, I would feel cheated, but there you go. Four stars.Highly recommended as a surprising page-turner for young teenagers and even those older folks who don't allow the age of a protagonist to keep them from enjoying a great story.

  • Heather
    2018-07-31 15:51

    My sister sent me a copy because she LOVED it. So I read it today and I quite liked it.As a mother of an adopted son I must say this book made me a tad uncomfortable - what if someone tried to take him back? NNNOOOOOOO!!! But it was interesting to read the characters' emotions as they discussed adoption, learned they were adopted or were the sibling of an adopted child. I think the characters were very well done and the emotions and thoughts were true to life.This book is a bit science fictiony. You won't like it if you don't like sci fi. The first part of the book was a little slow. The last part was a little too fast. But overall I enjoyed it and would read the second book. I do hate though when a book just ends totally abruptly and right on the edge of a major discovery. I HATE waiting for the next book. I typically like to read a series after it's all written so I don't have to wait. Except for HP, and Leven Thumps, and Fablehaven, and Artemis Fowl....oh, I need to shut up.It's geared towards 4th graders on up but I disagree with that most heartily. I don't think this book appropriate until 7th grade or higher. For one, I think younger kids would be bored with the slow start (a lot of it is about feelings) and second, I think it's just subject matter that's a little more grown-up. At first I really liked Jonah's family's relationship but after a while he started getting snippy and rude to his parents. He's never really bad, but it still grated a bit. His friend Chip is from a pretty disfunctional family which could be a good discussion topic. A good, fast, fun read.

  • Liana
    2018-08-16 16:42

    Magaret Peterson Haddix has always been an enjoyable author for me. Her books have that edge of realism that makes them so believable, and she has that way of slipping in a thought provoking message about society without being pushy. That's why it's hard for me to believe Found is a Haddix book. It feels so lacking when compared to her other novels.Why is it the character feel so wooden in this novel? It's not like they don't have personality. It's just that they are never more than you expect them to be. Jonah is always skeptical, Katherine is always sassy,Chip refrains from ever being more than the semiuseless goofball. And it's not that they're complete stereotypes, it's that they are static. I felt no growth from the characters. They behaved exactly like a a bunch of 12/13 year olds would. I kept hoping to get past that outer shell and see some real development, but Haddix seemed content keeping them as shallow cut-outs, mere vessels for the plot.And there lies my biggest gripe with the novel: the plot. It wasn't boring. It had a few plot twists, and I was interested all the way through to the very end. The end also sets itself up for a sequel very well, making you wonder what will happen. But there's no message there. This book was a thrill-ride, and I enjoyed it, but if I ever read the sequel, I'll probably have to reread this book first, because it was so ultimately forgettable. Maybe Haddix will slip in her usual messages about the dangers of playing god or the power goverment has over our lives in the later volumes, but this one didn't have any philosophical undertones. Like the charaters, it never tried to be more than what it was: a summer beach book. Found isn't a bad book; I was simply hoping for more from Ms. Haddix.

  • Anne Osterlund
    2018-08-13 21:40

    Jonah is adopted. Which aside from his parents annoying repetition of their “out-of-the-blue” adoption story, isn’t that dominant a facet of his life. At least not compared to shooting hoops with his friend, Chip, and trying to be cool enough for seventh grade. And shunning his slightly younger sister, Katherine.But then the letter arrives. “You are one of the missing.”And the other letter. “Beware! They are coming back for you.”Followed by the secret lists, intruders, and the phone number from the FBI.Which all lead back to the plane that disappeared.And suddenly being “adopted” has an entirely different meaning.Sigh. Yet another series I am going to have to shoot right to the top of my priority list. And I already had so many!

  • Tiffany Neal
    2018-08-03 22:51

    I really, really liked this book. The prologue (even though I normally am not a fan of them) was an amazing start to the book that kept me reading to find out what in the world was going to happen next.I have a lot of students who are huge fans of Margaret Peterson Haddix from reading the Among the Hidden series who will love this book/series.The only (weak) reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I am not completely sure if I'll be picking up the next book any time soon. It's not that it doesn't seem interesting, it's just that I have so many books to read and I don't know if I have the time to stick with another series like this.The book was great though.

  • Kayla Edwards
    2018-08-08 16:59

    This is an amazing children's series! The mystery is so good, it have many of the teachers at my school hooked on these books. Hey, when a storyline is good and well executed, it doesn't matter how old you are. A good book is a good book! Looking forward to checking out the other installments :)

  • Kami Sunde
    2018-08-06 17:49

    Super book- some slow parts in the middle.

  • Allie Mayenschein (alliecatreads)
    2018-08-13 16:49

    Wow, this book was insane. It was super slow for the majority of it, but it got so action-packed at the end. If you read this and are wondering if its worth it to push through the slow part to get to the end, you definitely should because the explosive ending made it so worth it.I definitely think this was a little bit of a filler book, but its also super necessary because it really explains what the hell is going on without it feeling like an info dump. This book was super suspenseful, and the ending was insanity, but the main point of this book, I think, was to set up for the second book. I think the pace is going to pick up so much in the next book, there is going to be so much more action, and it is just going to be crazy town.While I couldn't really connect to the characters because they are so young compared to me, I think they were relatively well-fleshed out. I think we will really get to know them more as the series goes on, but overall, I never felt like they were flat or static characters. They definitely grew and developed over the course of the book, which I really appreciated.I also appreciated the fact that there was no love in this story. Don't get me wrong. I love me a good love story, but it's so refreshing sometimes to just read a book without one, and this definitely did not need one, not just because of their age but also because it honestly would have felt out of place given the circumstances of the plot and everything that happens. So I really liked that it was definitely more about friendship and family than any kind of romantic relationships.Overall, I really loved the characters and the writing and plot and world, and I am so excited to read the next book. It is going to be epic, I can already tell. I highly recommend you check out this series because it is just so fantastic!

  • Gus
    2018-07-21 22:48

    Personal ResponseThis book was very good. The plot in the book had a lot of action to it and was very exciting to read. The science fiction in the book was very interesting and had many interesting theories. I thought that the element of time travel in the book made anything possible during the reading of the book.PlotJonah Skidmore was adopted at a very young age. He had no memory of his past and it didn't bother him one bit. Jonah started to receive strange letters in the mail that seemed to involve his past. Jonah and his family decided to ask for more information about Jonah's adoption, but only hit dead ends. Jonah and his friend Chip dug a little deeper and found out that Chip was also adopted. The two friends and Jonah's little sister started to search for answers and were left with one possible lead. They met a woman at the local library and learned that Jonah was one of multiple babies who were found on a mysterious plane. The babies were separated and adopted by normal couples around the United States. They also found out that someone is bringing all of those same babies to the same town. The three attended a seminar for adopted children and participated in a hike around the center. The group of kids from the plane were separated from the others and were led to a cave. While in the cave, the kids learned they are all missing children from the future sent to their current time by the use of time travel. A time agent from the future arrived and told the kids that each of them would be sent back to their original time. Jonah and his sister were transported back into time with Chip and were lost in the past. CharacterizationJonah was an average teenage boy until the letters started to arrive. He started to become more curious about his past and his adoption. He became very interested in the history of his surroundings and the people who surround him. When he learned that he was from the past, he started to doubt and question who he really was. He was sent back into time with a very confused and trouble mental state.Impact of Setting/TimeThe setting of the story was in a small town in Ohio. The small town made some events in the book very major to the characters. The adopted child conference was made more suspicious by the fact that it was held in a very small town. The setting of a small town also added an aspect of comfortability to Jonah and the people around him. The arrival of the letters made Jonah very uncomfortable and it caused him to search for answers. The time period of the book was set in modern day America. The clues towards this were the technology present throughout the book. Smart phones, televisions, and other appliances gave the clues that this book was in the modern day. Thematic ConnectionI think that the theme throughout this book was things may not always be what they seem. Jonah thought that he was just a normal teenage boy living in Ohio. When Jonah started to receive the letters, it made him question how normal he really was. The letters arriving at Chip's also changed who he thought he was. Jonah and Chip both learned that they are more different than they ever thought possible. The two learned that they will never be normal until they are sent to their original times.Rating/Recommendation This book was very rewarding of all five stars. The exciting plot and multiple twists throughout the book made it very exciting to read. The multiple aspects of time travel also were what earned it five stars. This book was great for anybody who loves to read about science fiction and other aspects of the supernatural. The multiple characters of both genders also made the book great for both male and female readers. This book is great for anybody from middle school up based on the fact that it isn't an overly complex book to read.

  • Ellen
    2018-08-11 20:41

    I generally don't like books that deal with time travel because I find the plot to be convoluted and the logic of the time travel rules confusing. But I liked the characters in this one and it was more about figuring out was going on even though it did have a moment of confusing time travel related rules, I ended up enjoying it overall. I'm not sure how I'll like the next one in the series since it deals more with time travel but I'll check it out.2018 challenge: a book about time travel

  • Craig Butler
    2018-07-22 15:56

    ***spoiler alert*** Do you like books that keep you turning the page? If you do this is the book for you because at the end of every chapter you would want to read the next.The genre of this book is scientific fiction.In my opinion this one of the best books in the world and it is even better because this book is the first book in a series called "The Missing Books". The setting for the book "Found" is in a normal neighborhood that starts to get creepy because Jonah starts to get creepy letters from an unknown person in the 21st century. Jonah wanted to just be an ordinary kid who was adopted but he starts getting these weird letters from an unknown person that says "you are one of the missing".So, later on he finds out that his best friend Chip is also adopted so they both try to find our where they came and why they got those weird letters.Also they go to the library to meet the flight attendant that was on the plane to see what was this whole mystery was about. Then they find out that they were one of the babies that they were on a plane full of babies at the beginning of the story. Later on they find out that two people want to capture them and take them somewhere. At the end of the book Jonah and Chip have to make a choice to go to the future or go to the past because they did not come from the 21st century. I liked the way the author always keeps you turning the page because she knows how to always make the book interesting in every chapter. In every chapter such as Chapter 9 when Jonah and Chip get another weird letter that says "Beware, there coming back to get you" is one of the chapters that makes you want to read the other chapter. This book makes you want to read more because in the book the chapters always end in suspicion. "Found" is a good title for the book because Jonah and Chip were found by a unknown person and they need to go back where they came from. Jonah and Chip were found by the people who had took them into the 21st century. These people wanted to take them to the future to finish their mission. According to the text these people had accidentally put them in the 21st century and it took them 13 years to finally find them and take them to the future. I understood why Jonah and Chip didn't want to go to the future or the past because they wouldn't remember anything that happened to them. When Chip and Jonah and the other babies that were on the plane were stuck in a cave they all had to make a decision to go to the future or the past. Since the 21st century kids are kind of spoiled they didn't want to go to the past or the future to save time.A theme of this book is choices and possibilities because Jonah has to make a choice to go to the future or the past. I chose this theme because Jonah and Chip have to make a choice and think of the possibilities to go to the future or the past. If they go to the future they would forget everything and may be treated wrong. If they go to the past they would also forget everything and there might be a Bubonic Plague or a war that can kill them. I give this book 5 stars because the book never gets boring and it is always interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone who like mystery books that keeps you turning the page. So for anybody who doesn't like reading books try this one because it is very interesting in every chapter in the story.

  • Taylor Litson
    2018-08-21 15:57

    Thirteen years ago there was an undefined airplane that had landed at Sky Trails Airport. When the plane was boarded the plane was full of babies, but when the people had taken all of the babies off of the plane, it vanished. Now it has been thirteen years and Jonah and Chip know they are adopted. They set out to search for the other 34 babies, with some help from Jonah's sister Katherine. After a while of searching for these kids that are now in there teens they meet a woman named Angela Dupree. This was the woman who worked at Sky Trails at the time of the incident. She tells Jonah, Katherine, and Chip all about what happened that day at Sky Trails Airport. Angela Dupree leads them into a huge mess with all of the babies and the children have to choose there destiny by going in the past or future. These kids ran into very many problems that they never knew the anser to, so they went with what their hearts told them to do. My favorite character of this book is definitely Jonah because he is always trying to make thing right and he also never gives up no matter how hard the task or decision is that he has to make. The one character I could relate to in this book is Jonah. The reason I can relate to this person is because he is very kind hearted and wants the best for all people. Also Jonah is always taking charge when one of his friends doesn't want to do something, and let me tell you I have to do that a lot. Some of the feelings that I can share with some of the characters in this book is that I feel sad or scared when I did something that I knew I shouldn't have done. There are may ways to relate to this book because it seems so realistic and that is what allows me to express my feelings about this book. This was a really thrilling book and I would definitely read this again if I could. My favorite part of this book is when Jonah,Chip,and Katherine are learning about the children that were on the plane,and how they learn that all of the kids that were on the plane thirteen years ago all live in the same state. My least favorite part of the book is when Jonah,Chip, and Katherine all go to the meeting of all the adopted children that were on the plane thirteen years ago. The one thing I would change about this book is that I would make it so Katherine never went to the meeting of the adopted children, the reason I say this is because she lies and says she is one of the adopted. I would recommend this book to another person because it is full of action and it is an amazing book. Every time you stop reading this book you feel like you are hanging from the edge of the cliff because you want to know what is going to happen next. Honestly I think anyone who likes to read would like this book because it's just an all around book that keeps you reading at all times. Overall this was a fantastic book that I really enjoyed and I hope whoever decides to read it likes it too.

  • Aubrie
    2018-07-26 16:32

    The only reason why i didn't give it five stars was because, since its part of a series, the story is not yet complete. I loved it though! thanks for the recommendation Michelle!

  • Emma
    2018-08-22 00:01

    I remember first reading this book in Middle school. My Social Studies teacher in seventh grade had this book on her back bookshelf, and whenever I would finish an assignment early I would slip over and crack open to the page where I had last left off, reading perhaps a chapter every couple weeks. Sometimes, reading this book would be the highlight of my week.I never got to finish this book, and for some reason I forgot all about it until a couple of weeks ago when I saw it in the library and knew I had to pick it up! This is such an intriguing and mysterious book. It starts off when a plane suddenly arrives out of nowhere, without any warning. This plane has no pilot, no co-pilot... and no adults. The entire plane is filled with babies. That's where it starts off, and honestly I don't think you need to know much more than that. The friendships in this book were very interesting and some of the stuff made me question who the good guyreallyis. I loved the characters and hope to learn more about them in the future installments of this series, which I will definitely be reading! (Of course, the library has Books #1, #3 & #4, but no Book #2... go figure).I feel like I would have rated this a 5 stars last year when my rating system was a bit more lenient, or if I had reviewed this right after I finished it (I actually finished it a week or two ago but I've been a bit busy with school) or if I hadn't seen so many negative reviews stating how bored people were... let me tell you that for me, this book was anything but boring. It had so many twists and turns and kept me on the edge of my seat! Can't wait to read Book #2!

  • Sam Whitehouse
    2018-08-21 17:49

    This book entertained and disappointed me in equal measures. Disappointed because it felt like half a book, half a story, instead of something whole and substantial. The ending is a colossal cliffhanger, and it felt like somewhat of a deliberate marketing strategy to draw out the series and sell more copies. That aside, this is a pretty entertaining book - though it's wrongly categorized as YA; i'd say this is more middle grade, given the age of the characters and the style of the writing. This is the first Margaret Peterson Haddix book I've read, but it definitely will not be the last. Her writing style is tight and simple, giving the book a relentless pace, despite the fact that the plot isn't up to much. The characters are well developed, even if most of the time all the protagonist does is ask questions. The weakest part of this book is the the plot, it felt too quick and simple - there wasn't really enough substance to make this book feel anything more than a stepping stone for the rest of the series. The twist was pretty cool, and not at all what i was expecting, so Haddix gets credit for that. The idea behind everything is crazy, but intriguing - and slightly confusing, i'll admit. Overall, this is an exciting, addictive first entry, but could have done with a more substantial plot to make it feel more than just an introduction to the series. Highly recommended if you like time-travel and great twists.

  • Jackie
    2018-08-18 19:48

    This is book one in a new series by Haddix titled "The Missing". She's written several other children's books, including the Shadow Children series. This is the first book of her's I myself have read--and I am SERIOUSLY hooked. Written at what I would consider a middle school level, it still deals with some heady things and captured my attention throughly. It's an interesting premise--13 years ago an unregistered airplane suddenly appears at an airport terminal. When it's boarded, it's discovered that it is full of 36 unidentified babies--and no one else. The FBI takes "control" of the situation.Flash forward 13 years to meet Jonah, who is adopted, his 12 year old sister Katherine who is not, and their new neighbor Chip, also 13. Typical teenagers really--until Jonah and Chip start getting ominous and anonymous letters in the mail, leading Chip to discover that he, too, is adopted. People and notes begin to appear from nowhere--and disappear in a flash--even in the FBI offices. Slowly the three teens get a grasp of a much bigger, much more terrifying picture. Kidnaping, time travel, government coverups and control...it's all in here. And the ending....well, the ending is going to leave readers dying for the next book to come out. I highly recommend this book to all mystery readers regardless of their age. I think sci-fi readers will like this one too.

  • Jennifer
    2018-08-05 18:46

    The Good: Found sort of blew me away, with its amazing premise and promise of even more in the rest of the series. The way things all came together was pure magic. It's not very often when I find myself absolutely shocked - mouth hanging open and eyes wide - at a reveal. This is one of those books that as soon as you finish it you want to go back and reread the buildup again to fully appreciate everything that brought you to this point.The Bad: Almost the entirety of the book was buildup to the big reveal. While worth it in the end, it would have been very easy to give up on the book a long the way. The events leading up to the end were fantastical and it got to the point where I firmly believed there was no way they could add up to anything coherent in the end. Of course, I was proven wrong, but it's a minor miracle I read long enough to learn that for myself and I fear most readers won't make it until the payoff.

  • Mr. Holt
    2018-08-13 16:42

    "Found" by Margaret Peterson Haddix was an amazing novel filled with suspense, adventure, and questions. Like her previous novel "Among the Hidden," this book tackles the subject of mysterious children. Jonah is a teenager coming to terms with being adopted until he receives strange letters that make him question everything. This leads to an all-out hunt for answers and clues to his "real life." With the help of his sister and friend, he finds answers that are difficult with which to deal. The characterization and plot are beautifully stitched together. While the story ends as a cliffhanger to lead into the next book in the series, it also stands on its own very well. I would recommend this book to someone in search of a quick read with intrigue and adventure. If you like to question the world around you and believe in conspiracy theories, you might enjoy this fine novel.

  • Dylan Heitkamp
    2018-07-25 23:35

    I gave this book a rating of four stars because I thought it was a very good book and had lots of suspense. I would recomend this book to others. This is because the book was fun and to read but is hard to understand at some spots so the book isnt to easy to read. The book starts with a kid named Johana who is adopted and he has a sister named katherine. Johana met a kid that had just moved to the area. The kids name was chip. They end up on a adventure almost to find out where they come from. They end up meeting time travelers from the future. The book ends with Johana, Katherine, and Chip all going to the 15th century.

  • Dillon Ross
    2018-08-09 18:48

    I haven't gotten to the book in the last three weeks but, I am currently towards the end of the book. It is interesting to me but I do not know if it will be interesting to anyone else unless they like mystery and action. Jonah is one if 'The Lost' he meets others and is currently trying to find more of the lost to try and figrt back the government. I will rate this book at 5 because I like it very much.

  • Susan Erhardt
    2018-08-15 17:46

    I was kind of disappointed in this book. I couldn't put it down at first, but it degenerated into a very difficult-to-believe book that seemingly is the first in a "Magic Treehouse for big kids" series.