I read and enjoyed Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix, as I’ve mentioned before. I have also read a series of hers that I did not like and Tiffany really did not like it. But I was willing to give her another try.
I found the series, The Missing. There are eight books in the series and it is complete. That last bit pleases my sister and her girls, as I got them to read Strangers and they were quite upset with me when they found out the series was new and therefore had to wait for future books to be written and published.
In my opinion The Missing is a good living book series. It can be a really good jumping off point for further study on some interesting people in history.
Basically the premise is that 13-year-old Jonah has always known he was adopted. It was never that big of a deal to him. Then his 13-year-old neighbor Chip also finds out he is adopted and they receive anonymous letters telling them they are one of the missing and beware, they are coming for you again.
As you might imagine, this shakes them up a bit. This plunges them and Jonah’s sister Katherine deep into a mystery to solve, where they find people appear and disappear at will. Eventually Jonah and Chip learn that they are two of thirty-six 13-year-olds stole for profit by time travelers.
Throughout the eight books in the series we learn about some famous people in history including Anastasia Romanov, Virginia Dare, and even a king and prince of England.
I love that at the end of each book the author shares about her resources and which points in the story were creative license and what the facts were as is currently known.
This series is TIME TRAVEL and gets a bit “wibbly wobbly, timey wimey.” I found it to be a lot of fun, even if it did bend my mind a little in the last book or two.
I think this is a good book series for some introduction to some historical characters. If you read it, I’d love to know what you think of it.
Until next time, God bless,