Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
(The Missing, Book 1)

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Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, "You are one of the missing." The second one says, "Beware! They're coming back to get you."

Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere -- and people who seem to appear and disappear at will. The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip's lives.

Do Jonah and Chip have any choice in the matter? And what should they choose when both alternatives are horrifying?

With Found, Margaret Peterson Haddix begins a new series that promises to be every bit as suspenseful as her Shadow Children series -- which has sold more than 41/2 million copies -- and proves her, once again, to be a master of the page-turner.

About Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at
Published April 22, 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 321 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fans of Haddix's Shadow Children books will want to jump on this time-travel adventure, which kicks off yet another series.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Found (The Missing, Book 1)

Publishers Weekly

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In a tantalizing opener to a new series, Haddix (the Shadow Children series) taps into a common childhood fantasy—that you are really the offspring of royalty or famous people, and were somehow adopted by an ordinary family—and one-ups it by adding in time travel.

Mar 17 2008 | Read Full Review of Found (The Missing, Book 1)

The Bookbag

Jonah is more at home in his own (adopted) skin than Chip, but that is probably because Chip's parents are more on the horrid side of embarrassing, together with the fact that his adoption has come as a shock.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Found (The Missing, Book 1)

Common Sense Media

(Parents might want to be aware that Chip, with Jonah's help, opens up his parents' home safe to get into their papers to try to find out more about his own adoption -- might want to talk about that aspect of the book with your own kids.) I also very much like the scene where Jonah's parents hel...

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Common Sense Media

i love this book so much and im done with the third book an dit was just as good as the first.I reeeeeaaaaaly recomend this book for ages 9+I also know that some of my friends ar ereading this bok and they give it a thumbs up!

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Kidz World

“You are one of the missing,” reads the letter addressed to Jonah.

Jul 06 2009 | Read Full Review of Found (The Missing, Book 1)


Even more on edge than ever, Jonah and Katherine manage to sneak some information from a file sitting on Mr. Reardon’s desk, including lists of “witnesses” and “survivors.” Both Jonah’s and Chip’s names are on the list of survivors!.

Apr 21 2009 | Read Full Review of Found (The Missing, Book 1)

Of course she uses the usual tricks of the trade: chapter-ending cliffhangers, creepily mysterious events, gradual revelation of dire secrets, and general air of foreboding.

May 06 2015 | Read Full Review of Found (The Missing, Book 1)

The Trades

And when all of the "Missing" are finally accumulated, the revelation of who they actually are sets the scene for some very exciting follow-on books that you won't want to miss.

Jun 27 2008 | Read Full Review of Found (The Missing, Book 1)

Description: Life is pretty normal for thirteen-year-old Jonah and his new friend Chip, school, basketball, annoying little sisters.

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