SoSweetE, November 30, 2010 (view all comments by SoSweetE)
Found By: Margret Peterson Haddix
In Found by Haddix, Jonah and his friend Chip both know they are adopted, and when they begin receiving mysterious letters that say, “You are one of the missing,” and, “Beware! They are coming back to get you,” things become difficult. Jonah and Chip start to question their past and their heritage, as well as their future. When strange things continue happening to both of the boys, Jonah and Chip wonder if the occurrences are really about their birth parents, or something more. The book’s plot is like no other, it is intricate and well thought out, which is my favorite characteristic of the author. However, during some parts of this book, I would hold off on reading because it got very uninteresting. I found myself wanting to stop reading all together. It was lacking in word choice and suspense at times, and I do not think it was intended for older teens. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; younger children could have easily enjoyed the story. The only parts that I liked were the fight scenes at the end, because these provided the most entertainment, and it wasn’t enough of a cliff hanger to make me keep reading the series. I wish I had read this book sooner because I love the author’s other work, but I was disappointed that this was for a lower level age group. I would definitely recommend Found to nine and ten-year-olds, and any of Haddix’s other books to everyone.
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eddie.escobar117, June 8, 2010 (view all comments by eddie.escobar117)
"I wonder if thee are good turkey legs in 1805?" Found is written by Margret Peterson Haddix. This book is terribly exciting when the main characters are taken and outside of time. A fight broke out in the cave and everyone was scared. When I was reading this I felt tension along with excitement and fear because a powerful and dangerous weapon is shot into the ceiling. The gun was described as shooting out lightning, Which really caught my eye! I think the author wrote this book for teens and really young adults because the characters seem to cuss a lot. I loved this book because of the excitement and comedy and I have and will continue to recommend this book to any of my friends.
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