Friday, May 20, 2016

Lizzy's Review: A Plane Full of Babies?

Jonah has always known he was adopted, and his parents have told him what a special day it was when he came into their lives. But when Jonah starts receiving mysterious letters saying he's one of the missing and someone is coming for him, he begins to worry. Is someone looking for him because they gave him up for adoption? He isn’t sure what the letters mean, but he knows he can’t tell his parents about them. When Johan finds out his new neighbor, Chip, was also adopted and that he has been getting the same letters things become a whole lot weirder. Jonah’s sister, Katherine, is right on top of it and can't wait to help crack this mystery. A family trip to the local FBI office leads to some unique events and more questions. A list of witnesses and survivors is discovered and the kids don't know what it could possibly mean. As they begin to investigate things become very dangerous. One of the witnesses reveals that Chip and Jonah were found thirteen years earlier on a plane, only the plane had no pilot and was only full of babies. Now, people are looking for Jonah and Chip. Who is trying to find them? Does this have anything to do with the babies on the plane? Will anyone help them? You will be just as anxious as Chip and Jonah to figure out what is going on!


I have read many books by Margaret Peterson Haddix, so I was looking forward to starting The Missing series. Found intrigued me and I was interested in the mystery. It was fun trying to figure out everything on my own and the story moved at a quick pace. I think this book will appeal to kids in fourth grade and up who like books that involve science fiction and suspense. The three main characters are different enough that they have their own unique personalities, but close enough in age that kids will easily be able to relate to them. This book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I know I'll have to get the second book to see what happens. Luckily, I think most of the series is out now so if there are any more cliffhangers I won't have to wait long before I find the answers!

Has anyone else read Found? Or have you read another book by Margaret Peterson Haddix? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Reading!
~L


26 comments:

  1. What an intriguing plot! I have to agree, it would be a young reader who is into science fiction who might enjoy the series, but wow, a cliffhanger at the end! That is a great way to have people coming back for more!

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    1. Betty- It is definitely intriguing! I couldn't wait to find out what happened. I look forward to the next book in the series. :) ~L

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  2. Ooo, this does so very interesting... my daughter would love a story like this... she is a bit older than 4th grade but I think she would enjoy this xox

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    1. Launna- I think it can be enjoyed by anyone who finds the story line interesting. The characters are in middle school, so older kids will definitely be able to relate. :) ~L

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  3. This is a new book for me. It does sound like a fascinating story. I'm curious too about the plane of babies.

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    1. Beverly- The plane of babies grabs the reader right from the start. Such an odd thing to be discovered! :) ~L

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  4. I love mysteries and I've never heard of this one. Sounds very Twilight Zone-ish!

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    1. Stephanie- Glad to introduce you to a new mystery! It made me think of the Twilight Zone! :) ~L

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  5. What a great premise! I think the idea that we might come from somewhere else has occurred to everyone at some time. It's the feeling we get when passing from childhood into teen years--we don't feel like we belong and we think somewhere "out there" is a place that's perfect for us. Fascinating stuff to write about!

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    1. Lexa- I couldn't agree more! Your comment sums it up perfectly! A very interesting read. :) ~L

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  6. Cliffhangers always get to me as well! I just want to know where everything is going... what is happening in the book. I love the sound of a plane full of babies. It's a funny, but mysterious situation as well.

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    1. Olivia-Savannah- It was definitely a unique and intriguing concept. Cliffhangers always make me happier when the next book in the series is already out. Luckily- Margaret Peterson Haddix was awesome enough to contact us on Twitter to let us know the whole series is out so we don't have to wait to find out. :) ~L

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  7. Definitely an original plot device,to be sure :)

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    1. Optimistic Existentialist- Totally! :) ~L

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  8. ain't nobody would wanna travel on a plane full of babies :)

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    1. Dezmond- It wouldn't be easy! Especially if you were the only one who wasn't a baby. Lots to do! :) ~L

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  9. Sounds like a fun book, one I would have loved in middle school!

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  10. Sounds interesting and intriguing premise.

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    1. Nas- I really enjoyed it! :) ~L

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  11. The story premise is very interesting! A pilotless plane full of babies? Where were they heading? Who planned this? And what's going to happen to these kids now? (Sounds like a movie, eh? Maybe it'd get picked up?) I'd love to find out.

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    1. Claudine- It would definitely make a great movie! You will need to read the book to find out the answers to your questions. Unless the movie comes out first. ;) ~L

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  12. I really enjoyed your review. This sounds like an intriguing story and I agree with Claudine a movie in the making! I’ve not read anything by Margaret Peterson Haddix, but I think I should.

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    1. Barbara- Thanks! It is definitely an intriguing read and I would love it if it became a movie. You should definitely read something by Margaret Peterson Haddix! :) ~L

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