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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 myste

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 22nd 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2008)
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Becky
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. 2008. The Missing Book 1: Found.

I may be a bit biased--slightly--since I love, love, love Margaret Peterson Haddix. My expectations were high with this her first book in a new series. And I was NOT disappointed. I was WOWed. I'm not foolish enough to think that this one will WOW every single kid, teen, or adult out there. But for those that love science fiction and mysteries...this one is for you.

Here's the opening of the prologue: "It wasn't there. Then it was. Later,...more
Betsy
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Anne
Aug 22, 2008 Anne rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA SF fans with low expectations
Recommended to Anne by: my sister
Per the summary: When thirteen-year-old friends Jonah and Chip, who re both adopted, find out that they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies, with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to capture them.

The first two-thirds of the book were okay - a little dragged out and sometimes frustrating - but the last third of the book, which reveals the time travelers and their intent...more
Sam Bloom
Extremely quick-moving read, and really enjoyable. This is the first book of hers I've read (I need to read "Among the Hidden," obviously). A plane appears out of nowhere, full of crying babies... and no one else. No pilots, flight attendants, parents... nobody. What a premise! Then, we fast-forward 13 years and meet Jonah, who keeps getting cryptic letters with no return address. The letters are related to the fact that Jonah is adopted, which is related to that weird airplane from the beginnin...more
Michelle
Both of my girls are adoped and so I had a connection to this story that was unexpected. Imagine having your adopted child receive a letter that tells them "You are one of the missing" That would freak me out! Well, that is what actually happens in this book. I really enjoyed this book. It was an action packed book.
Barb Middleton
I was plopped between two 5th graders in the fiction section of S's and W's with my legs crossed booktalking like an auctioneer. Sigh. Joy. My favorite part of my job. These two youngsters were not put-off by my rapid-fire read-this-read-that spiel. I have to tone it down for most as their eyes cross or their whites show. But not these two. They inhaled the book information interrupting me to chuck in their own opinions. So imagine my double joy when one jumps up and says "just a minute," and ru...more
Sesana
This is the first book in the Missing series. I've heard really, really good things about this book, and they're all true. I almost read it in one sitting, not bad for a 300 page book. A plane mysteriously appears at an airport, carrying only 36 babies. No pilot, no crew, no adults at all. As soon as the babies are unloaded, the plane vanishes again. Thirteen years later, Jonah (adopted) and his new friend Chris (also adopted, though he doesn't know it at the beginning of the story) start gettin...more
Rachel
i got this from a book order, but like my mom is hiding it until christmas, its really annoying blahh cuz i really want to read it, but i cant yet, not until christmas......... so yeah yeah......... oook then so yeah. ☺☻ ill read it after christmas!!!!!!!!! yeah mee!!!!!!!!!!!

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THIS BOOK SOOOO DEFINENETLY CRACKS MY TOP 10 BOOK LIST!!!!! maybe even at 5... (after all of the twilight books, of course) it was soooo gooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!! like SOOOOOO...more
Liana
Magaret Peterson Haddix has always been an enjoyable author for me. Her books have that edge of realism that makes them so believable, and she has that way of slipping in a thought provoking message about society without being pushy. That's why it's hard for me to believe Found is a Haddix book. It feels so lacking when compared to her other novels.

Why is it the character feel so wooden in this novel? It's not like they don't have personality. It's just that they are never more than you expect t...more
Heather
My sister sent me a copy because she LOVED it. So I read it today and I quite liked it.

As a mother of an adopted son I must say this book made me a tad uncomfortable - what if someone tried to take him back? NNNOOOOOOO!!! But it was interesting to read the characters' emotions as they discussed adoption, learned they were adopted or were the sibling of an adopted child. I think the characters were very well done and the emotions and thoughts were true to life.

This book is a bit science fictiony....more
JG (The Introverted Reader)
It's very hard to summarize this book without giving anything away. Let's see.... Jonah Skidmore was adopted when he was three months old. Just before his thirteenth birthday, he receives a cryptic message in the mail and he starts questioning the little that he knows about his past.

Very, very bare bones there. After getting hooked by the fantastic prologue, I had a little bit of an idea as to where this might be going. I was right to an extent, but mostly I was hugely surprised by the time the...more
Anne Osterlund
Jonah is adopted. Which aside from his parents annoying repetition of their “out-of-the-blue” adoption story, isn’t that dominant a facet of his life. At least not compared to shooting hoops with his friend, Chip, and trying to be cool enough for seventh grade. And shunning his slightly younger sister, Katherine.

But then the letter arrives. “You are one of the missing.”

And the other letter. “Beware! They are coming back for you.”

Followed by the secret lists, intruders, and the phone number from...more
Tiffany Neal
I really, really liked this book. The prologue (even though I normally am not a fan of them) was an amazing start to the book that kept me reading to find out what in the world was going to happen next.

I have a lot of students who are huge fans of Margaret Peterson Haddix from reading the Among the Hidden series who will love this book/series.

The only (weak) reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I am not completely sure if I'll be picking up the next book any time soon. It's not t...more
Sam Whitehouse
This book entertained and disappointed me in equal measures. Disappointed because it felt like half a book, half a story, instead of something whole and substantial. The ending is a colossal cliffhanger, and it felt like somewhat of a deliberate marketing strategy to draw out the series and sell more copies. That aside, this is a pretty entertaining book - though it's wrongly categorized as YA; i'd say this is more middle grade, given the age of the characters and the style of the writing. This...more
Kami Sunde
Super book- some slow parts in the middle.
Taylor Litson
Thirteen years ago there was an undefined airplane that had landed at Sky Trails Airport. When the plane was boarded the plane was full of babies, but when the people had taken all of the babies off of the plane, it vanished. Now it has been thirteen years and Jonah and Chip know they are adopted. They set out to search for the other 34 babies, with some help from Jonah's sister Katherine. After a while of searching for these kids that are now in there teens they meet a woman named Angela Dupre...more
Jackie
May 07, 2008 Jackie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mystery readers of all ages
This is book one in a new series by Haddix titled "The Missing". She's written several other children's books, including the Shadow Children series. This is the first book of her's I myself have read--and I am SERIOUSLY hooked. Written at what I would consider a middle school level, it still deals with some heady things and captured my attention throughly. It's an interesting premise--13 years ago an unregistered airplane suddenly appears at an airport terminal. When it's boarded, it's discovere...more
Mr. Holt
"Found" by Margaret Peterson Haddix was an amazing novel filled with suspense, adventure, and questions. Like her previous novel "Among the Hidden," this book tackles the subject of mysterious children. Jonah is a teenager coming to terms with being adopted until he receives strange letters that make him question everything. This leads to an all-out hunt for answers and clues to his "real life." With the help of his sister and friend, he finds answers that are difficult with which to deal. The c...more
Dillon Ross
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I haven't gotten to the book in the last three weeks but, I am currently towards the end of the book. It is interesting to me but I do not know if it will be interesting to anyone else unless they like mystery and action. Jonah is one if 'The Lost' he meets others and is currently trying to find more of the lost to try and figrt back the government. I will rate this book at 5 because I like it very much.
Luca
I loved this book, it is one of my favorite books I've ever read. It's really funny and mysterious. : )

Madison Bleeker
The book Found its one of my favorite books. It starts out with action, and the action never stops! There are, right now, four other books that follow this one, but I still think that this first is the best. The first time I read this I want sure what to expect, but I soon found out that I was on a time travel machine! I like every single thing about this book, and I definitely recommend it.
Since the characters are about the same age as I am, it is easy to relate to. The man character, Jonah, is...more
Mr. Z
Jul 22, 2009 Mr. Z rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Middle school students
Recommended to Mr. Z by: 2009-10 Sunshine State Book
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"So you know what it's like," Angela said slowly. "Knowing exactly what you saw, but thinking that it couldn't possibly have happened like that. Second-guessing yourself. Having other people make fun of you because you won't say, 'Oh, I must have made a mistake.'"

In the first book of her new "The Missing" series, Margaret Haddix starts out with a most intriguing hook. A plane appears out of nowhere on a major airport runway. The flight was unschedu...more
Mathgenius8
This book was really good. It was very mysterious until the end. So it is a good book that gives you answers. I give it five stars because her writing is well done. She isn’t as descriptive as Ray Bradbury but that is good in my view. If it is too descriptive, it seems like a chore to read. But this one was just right and it had an excellent plot and, not good against evil, a change. It is one of those books that ties in real things that happened in the past in the storyline, which I like a lot...more
Claudia
I really loved this book! I finished it in two days. I literally couldn't put it down! It was very suspenseful!!! Just for you people who haven't read it, and maybe want to, here is the summary (I didn't write it, this was on the inside cover)
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 adopted, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says "You are one of the missing." The second o...more
Dora
Found, a 2011 Caudill Honor, came highly recommended by a close friend of mine. After reading the first chapter, where a stewardess witnesses a strange plane landing and discovers 36 unattended babies, I could not put it down! Fast forward 13 years and we find ourselves in the life of Jonah. Jonah is adopted but seems to have a loving and supportive family, including the usual little sister. Suddenly he starts receiving unmarked letters with messages like "Beware they're coming back to get you."...more
Lindsey
Margaret Peterson Haddix’s book Found is a mind grabbing fiction book that makes you ask yourself, “what would it be like to have been adopted and not know who your birth parents were?” This is a problem that, in this book, kids deal with. Haddix tells a story dealing with adoption and not knowing who your birth parents are. Its also a story about finding yourself, even when there’s a piece of you that you haven’t found out about yet.
Found is a book that tells the story of three kids named Jon...more
Jelani Hughes
Found
11/7/12
This book titled "Found" by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a mystery about a plane that appeared at an airport with 36 passengers aboard that were infants.There were no adults at all, only infants. Thirteen years later in Ohio, a teenager who was adopted named Jonah and his friend Chip started recieving anonymous messages that were frightening to them, yet intriguing which lead them to want to find out their real identities.

This book was full of suspense because it left you wondering...more
Kailey 4th
This book "Found" was thrilling and very good! Their was many twists and turns and it wasn't predictable like most books are. I really liked the genre and the way everything was laid out. The characters were easily the best part of the book, whenever a new suprise came up the characters fit perfectly in it and they also always suprised me! Most books start out very slow and quite boring with this book it pretty much got straight to the point. When the characters (Jonah, Chip and Katherine) meet...more
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Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danvil...more
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