October 10, 2008

Found - by Margaret Peterson Haddix

How do you explain a mysterious airplane landing one night, with no passengers except for 36 babies? It's an interesting way to begin a book, but that's exactly what this author did, and the book will have you on the edge of your seat from that point on.

The story really focuses on 13-year old Jonah, his friend Chip, and his bossy younger sister Katherine. Together, these three find out some unbelievable secrets, get stuck in some situations that you'll be surprised by (think: TIME TRAVELING GHOSTS), and have to take control of their own future. It's a very interesting book, with characters that you feel like you already know. The author does an amazing job of telling this story at just the right pace, keeping your interest without giving everything away too quickly. The way the book ends is kind of cruel - the main characters are being whisked away to an unknown future, and the reader just wants to know what happens next!

Read this book if you like mysterious stories about realistic children who find themselves in very unusual situations! It's realistic, but there's definitely some fantasy throughout the book. I can't wait for the rest of the series to be published.


Josie said...

I love this author! I will try to read this soon.

Annar said...

We tried reading it in class, but we didn't have enough time to finish it because it was May.

Momo said...

Mr K I really enjoyed Found up until the final scenes in the cave which I found very hard to follow. The idea of these kids all arriving in a plane was excellent and the way Jonah, Chip and Katherine piece the story together was gripping but those final pages have left me confused. Hope it is all explained better in the second book.