Wednesday, July 23, 2008
FOUND: The Missing series book #1 by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Margaret Peterson Haddix is well-known for her Shadow Children series. I predict this new series, THE MISSING, will have readers hooked as well.
FOUND: The Missing Book 1 jumps right into things with a strange twist. An airline employee witnesses a plane suddenly appearing at an airport boarding gate where no plane is supposed to be. When no one exits the plane, she is sent to investigate. As she approaches she sees through the cockpit window that the area is dark and there are no pilots aboard. The cabin door is open, but there are no smiling flight attendants helping passengers retrieve their bags to leave the plane. All she hears is a small whimper and cry, and all she sees are 36 seats each occupied by a baby. (If that doesn't make you want to turn to the next page, I don't know what more you want from a book.)
Beyond the Prologue, all I'll say is readers will meet Jonah, his sister Katherine, and his friend Chip. The three find themselves part of a mystery that is intriguing but also frightening and potentially dangerous. They work together to gather evidence and ask questions hoping to make sense of their suddenly confusing young lives.
If you read and enjoyed AMONG THE HIDDEN, you will want to check out this first book in the new series by Margaret Peterson Haddix.