Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Missing Series

March 18th, 2008 by Brian Leave a reply »

Last night I finished Book 1: Found in Margaret Peterson Haddix’s new Missing series. Just like any Haddix book (she’s so much a favorite author of mine that she has her own category) it has great suspense and mystery. This time, though, she busts out the sci-fi as well.

All of the stuff that made the Shadow Children series work is still in it. The premise is that a plane mysteriously shows up at a terminal and the only people on board are 36 babies (no pilot – the cabin is completely dark once workers show up).

But what sets this apart from the Shadow Children series is that the action picks up in the second half of the book. In Among the Hidden you have lots of ‘What type of society is this?’ and ‘Why is he hiding?’ type questions with one sad twist at the end. This book, though, is not as society-challenging but instead is more like a TV show. (But that’s okay. It’s a great read.)

I know I shouldn’t give quotes from an ARC (the book comes out later this spring) but here’s one of my favorites (with understanding that it could change its wording once published):

“I can’t believe they think you’re on their side,” Mr. Hodge said. “You must not have told them what you want to do.”

Terribly mysterious!

I finished the book last night and it should be noted that I started the book that morning.
Now on to Max Ride 4. Just picked it up this morning.



  1. charley says:

    I am reading Found now and am excited to see how it will end. I’ve never read Margaret Peterson Haddix before, but I’m definitely interested in reading more. I’m curious about Running Out of Time, as I’ve heard the movie The Village had a suspiciously similar plot.

  2. Brian says:

    Very similar.

    If you’ve never read Haddix, Among the Hidden is your next stop.

  3. YOU"RE FAVORITE FAN!!!!!!! says:

    I loved Found, Sent Among the hidden, Among the Imposters, Among the Betrayed,and I’m reading Among the Barons right now.

    From Paul……….

  4. Danielle says:

    This book is amazing it keeps you on your toes ive read all the shadow children books and i loved those too i highly recommend this book!!! 🙂

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