Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Series: The Missing book 1
Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was a big deal. Then he and a neighbor, Chip, who finds out he's also adopted, begin receiving mysterious letters, saying things such as: "You are one of the missing," and, "Beware! They're coming back to get you." Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's little 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 disappear and reappear at will...and make a staggering discovery: Jonah and Chip, and some other kids are actually the missing children from history, stolen for profit by time travelers. Now, they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for them--and their choices will determine the course of their own lives, and the lives of their friends.
My Summary: This book starts out with a strange plane appearing out of nowhere in an airport landing post, with 36 babies and no adults on board. Then it goes to 13 years later, where Jonah, his sister Kathrin, and their friend Chip start to get strange letters saying they are one of the missing. Looking around to see what it means, they both look into their adoption letters and find a name, James Reardon, Jonah and Kathrin talk to him and discover a airplane that mysteriously appeared one night at an airport. When they search into it more, they found Chip and Jonah, who are both adopted, were on that plane. They talk around and find a person who will tell them about that night, but come out with more questions than answers. Then a meeting for adopted kids comes up, and when they go to it time smugglers try to take them to the future. This is when JB, a janitor Jonah and Kathrin net before, tells them that they are the lost children of time and he must send them back. Jonah and Kathrin, Chip and Alex, all get sent back to the 15th century, and a whole new adventure begins.
I liked that this book had never ending nail-biting excitement throughout the whole book.
I did not like that it was confusing in most the book.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 foxes.
Reviewed by Zahn