Monday, February 10, 2014

The Missing series

I previously enjoyed reading Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series so I picked up this series to try. The first book, Found, starts off rather exciting. An unnoticed plane shows up with 36 passengers on board. Each of those passengers are infants. There are no pilots or flight crew. Each of those children were placed for adoption.

Eventually, those children began to wonder of their origins. Some knew they were adopted. Others did not, but wondered about striking differences between themselves and the rest of their family. Friends Jonah and Chip begin to receive anonymous messages that declare someone is looking for them. Through a series of events, the boys attend a group intended to help adoptees only to discover all the children in the group experienced similar things. There is an evil arch nemesis and time travel.

The first story is exciting and fun. The second story picks up rather quickly after the first but throws the kids into the past. I found the second story rather boring, so I did not continue with the series. There are at least two more books in the series now. Despite that, the kids at the library that have started the series have enjoyed it and asked for more.

Book Rating: 3 1/2 stars

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