The Missing is a series of fictional young-adult novels written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It tells the story of famous children from history stolen by futuristic time travelers from their place in time and accidentally sent to the 21st century as babies. They are then adopted by families in the 21st century. Because Jonah is one of the stolen children, he, along with his non-adopted sister Katherine, must help return the missing kids to their rightful places in history and fix time before it is destroyed. The first book in the series, Found , was published on April 22,
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Is this the end of time as we know it? With more at stake than ever before, Jonah and Katherine struggle to unravel the mysteries of and the Hudson Passage Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details The Missing 4.
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More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Torn The Missing, 4. Aug 02, Nerd-Light-Books rated it liked it. After a tip from the author on her facebook page, I put my name in, and I got an advanced copy of this book! I was SO excited! I really love this series. This book is part of a series. If you have not read Found, Sent and Sabotaged, read on at your own risk! Jonah and Katherine have been hurled through time yet again, and they have no idea where or when they are at first.
Jonah must disguise After a tip from the author on her facebook page, I put my name in, and I got an advanced copy of this book! Jonah and Katherine are thrust from one life-threatening situation to another in this fast paced tale. In the past their missions have been to set history back on course, so that is what they set out to do once again, but they soon discover that someone is working against them.
Time is very near collapsing, causing the end of all things past, present, and future. Will Jonah and Katherine be able to stop it? I love the idea of this series: Missing children stolen from the point in time before they were lost, brought to the future and raised by foster parents as modern day kids.
Just unraveling the mystery which sets up the rest of the series kept me completely enthralled. Several characters go back in time to England during the War of the Roses in the second book, Sent. I love this period of history, and again, I was very entertained and captivated by the story.
In book three, Sabotaged, the characters travel back to the site of the Roanoke colony, but another element is introduced to the series as well. A villain from the future named Second, who is on a mission to make his own version of history, steps in to really complicate things.
The real mystery is actually very interesting. Jonah and Katherine enter another version of history very early on in the book because Second makes changes and sets history on a new course. So Torn was lacking one of the things I love about the series, a way to learn about an actual historical event.
The events in Torn were mostly created by Haddix. And the facts and tidbits that were true were things that I already knew. I will say, however, that I think most middle grade readers could learn something of history by reading this book. Younger readers have probably not read the amount of historical fiction I have or taken the advanced history classes that I have for that matter. Her characters are very distinct and likable.
That is not the case in The Missing series. Although there are times when I question how much these kids remember about their social studies classes. They must have awesome teachers at that school! The pacing of the story is also excellent. It keeps moving at a fast clip.
So far every book in this series has kept me guessing about what will happen right up until the very end. I have become a very analytical reader. This series should not be read out of order. So hopefully anyone reading Torn will have already read books one through three. The people reading this book are probably already fans, and if you are a fan of the Missing series, you will appreciate Torn for what it is: another fast paced adventure, another chance to get to spend some time with Jonah and Katherine, and a vehicle that keeps the series moving on!
Yes, there are three more books in this series, and I am very glad for that. I just hope the next one happens in a more interesting time and place.
View 1 comment. I read this immediately after the confusing previous book, Sabotaged. And this good is not that good nor so bad but still good view spoiler [there are two version of realities already!
Mar 27, Sabrina rated it liked it. It has been a long time since I have read a book by Haddix, primarily because her last installment in the series was Nevertheless, I grabbed the copy and rushed home to finish the novel within a couple of hours.
I had hoped that Ms. Haddix would blow me away as she did with her other novels such as Double Identity. I was not blown away. More like a tiny little wind that "There's another one" was the first thing that came to my mind when I stumbled upon this book at my library! More like a tiny little wind that had only enough power to make a pinwheel spin. I am not saying it was a terrible book, it was good. It just wasn't as good as it could have been.
Maybe I had too high expectations or perhaps I was in a fowl mood but for whatever reason, I found Torn to be boring and dull. After the disappoinment from the last novel, I was in strong hopes that this fourth installment would capture my interest but it didn't. Honestly, it seems that with the increase in novels, there is a decrease in interest.
Then again, this novel is directed towards elementary and middle school children so perhaps my being in high school influenced my opinion on such book. But I do not think it should matter because I did enjoy the first of her series. On the other side, my age did not help me understand some of the time travel smarty-pants things.
I enjoyed that scientific part of the novel but I mainly nodded my head and pretended to understand when honestly, I had no clue what the paragraph meant.
It's probably just me, I did feel stupid that day. Enough of all that negativity! This book did earn 3 out of 5 stars! Because despite my disappoint, the historical facts and the plot line were not bad. The character development of Jonah and Katherine was better, you can notice the book becoming more mature. And the suspense is all still there even if the majority of the humor is robbed.
Jonah and Katherine are once again going through time and somehow end up on Henry Hudson's ship, Destiny and things are in chaos! Jonah is apparently John Hudson's son and Katherine, get this, can become invisible! I remember that special power, it still makes me smile at the ingenious of it! This time, she really is invisible though! As always, the pair go through various obstacles and challenges, all in an attempt to fix history and essentialy time.
The Missing (novel series)