Saturday, November 21, 2009

Book Review: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Foundis a story about Jonah, who grew up knowing he was adopted and not thinking much of it. When he and his friend Chip start receiving strange letters about how they are "missing," they think it is just a prank. Until Chip learns he's adopted too. They are soon caught up in a strange and dangerous search to figure out just what happened to them before they were adopted.

Found (The Missing, Book 1)

Things I Liked:
Haddix sure knows how to create suspenseful and interesting stories! It was an intriguing premise and I had to keep reading to figure out what happened. This is a fun new page-turning series for middle grade readers and probably younger teens. It's a good start to an exciting adventure that will keep you guessing what will happen next.

Things I Didn't Like:
The characters are a little simplified and sometimes the dialog was a bit odd, particularly some of the things Jonah said, but these things didn't detract from the entertainment value of the book. Since it is first in a series, there was a lot unexplained, but will probably be developed in later books.

A bit like When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Reminded me of Haddix's Shadow Childrenseries, beginning with Among the Hidden

s-factor: !
a few

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->
a bit of action

Overall rating: ****

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