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Sabotaged (The Missing #3)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  9,350 Ratings  ·  705 Reviews

Jonah and Katherine must help Virginia Dare return to the past in Sabotaged, the third book in Margaret Peterson Haddix's The Missing series.

Hardcover, 490 pages
Published January 5th 2011 by Gale Group (first published January 1st 2010)
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kyla kelley If you want to read it out of order its totally up yo u but its better if u read in order
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DAYvid Hewitt (the biblioflick buff)

I really liked Margaret Peterson Haddix writing since I read the conclusion to the The 39 Clues Series One: The Clue Hunt Book Ten: Into the Gauntlet and her Shadow Children series. I've read the first two book a year ago, and I somehow forgot the concepts of the time travel of the series, but somehow this book made me remember it.

As for the story itself, I didn't know the missing child's identity, Virginia Dare, (view spoiler) So I didn't enjoy the story
May 19, 2011 Ruthanne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sabotage picks up where Sent ended. Basically Jonah and Katherine are bringing those kids snagged out of their time periods to fulfill their destiny in their proper time periods. They can then bring them back to live their lives as they were NOW and all of time and space will not be changed because the paradox. Does that make sense?! Time travel is complicated, don’t believe me ask the Doctor!

Turns out that Andrea, is Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the new world on the infamous R
Julie Suzanne
What the heck!!! This comes out the same day as MOCKINGJAY??? Not fair!
See comments for review.
Dzemo Sh
I sort of felt like this was weaker then the previous books in the series, and the ending was a bit anticlimactic. The new characters were a bit boring, and didn't contribute so much, in my opinion. The end provided many new directions in which the story can progress, and I'd like to see where it goes, and hope it gets better.
Personal Response
Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson Haddix is maybe one of the most confusing books I have ever read. The characters are thrown at you in unexpected ways and the concept of time travel is very confusing.
Continuing on their quest through time, Jonah and Katherine must now save a new girl, Andrea. Originally Virginia Dare, the first child born in the New World, Andrea is stolen from time and brought to the 21st century. In order to stop a time ripple that would change history, they mu
Sep 11, 2010 Becca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I was pretty bummed out by the third installment of The Missing series after I had been soooooooooo excited to finally get it from the library. What started off as something fun and interesting in the first two books, left me bored and apathetic in this one. I really didn't care for Andrea's character and it seemed like Haddix was reaching to give us a story to continue her sereies. I'll probably still read the next one when it comes out, but I won't be holding my breath.
Oct 13, 2011 Anmol rated it it was amazing
I finished reading this book:( In this book Jonah, Kathrine and Andrea go into the 1600s to fix that time period because Andrea is really Virgina Dare. When travling through time, they lose the elucidator. They soon also realise that they are being sabotaged a person that goes by the name " Second " Will they get back to the 21st century alive? Read this book and the rest of the series to find out!
Dillan Palaszewski
This book is the third of the series. The series is about time traveling kids who go back in time to help save children in different time periods. The main characters , Jonah and Katherine, go to the wrong period of time while trying to save Andrea, a Virginia Dare. She does not want to leave the passed with them. The two also have to face the fact that their mission was tampered with. I like this book because it has a sense of mystery and action to it. It also can teach someone about the histor ...more
Brady Bonnell
May 27, 2016 Brady Bonnell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal response
Sabotage is book number three in the Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This book had a great and well detailed story line. This book was about the Pre-Colonial Americas. In my opinion, this book is a very good addition to the series. I was confused by all the flashbacks and changes in time; it was hard to follow when this happened.
This story takes place after Jonah and Katherine return Chip and Alex to their original time. As the two heros return to the time cave,
I still love the concept behind this series, although I found this book to be less captivating than the first two.

This time, Haddix's time traveling series takes us to early America where Andrea learns that she is actually Virginia Dare. However, immediately upon arriving, the kids find themselves in lots of trouble. They've lost the Elucidator (which allows them to communicate with the time-travelling adults who are helping them) and it seems that someone out there is trying to sabotage their m
Don't ask me why I read this book. I didn't really like "Sent." I liked this one more than #2, but that's really no excuse as to why I picked it up in the first place. I didn't like "Sent" because the science fiction seemed all off and it suddenly went historical fiction (though kudos for tricking all those kids into reading about history), and that's still true in "Sabotaged." What's also true in this one, only seemed even worse, is that the kids take forever to figure things out. I know they'r ...more
I would actually give this a 2 1/2 stars, but rounded down because it took me so long to finish it--not really pointing to a great book.

Jonah and his sister Katherine must do it again. They must go back in time and save another lost child from history. After saving Chip and Alex from the 15th century, they are now asked to take Andrea, who just so happens to be Virginia Dare-first English child born in America, back to the 1600s. However, even though last time was hard, this time around everythi
Don't ask me why I read this book. I didn't really like "Sent." I liked this one more than #2, but that's really no excuse as to why I picked it up in the first place. I didn't like "Sent" because the science fiction seemed all off and it suddenly went historical fiction (though kudos for tricking all those kids into reading about history), and that's still true in "Sabotaged." What's also true in this one, only seemed even worse, is that the kids take forever to figure things out. I know they'r ...more
Sarah Nokleby
I am always intrigued with Margaret Peterson Haddix's plot ideas, but her writing is pretty annoying after awhile. This is the third installment in her Missing series, which started with the book Found. It was a really intriguing story, so I have hung with the next two.
But the details get convoluted. It is based on time travel, and there are lots of hard-to-follow rules of time to keep up with, plus a lot of overly emotional tweens and teens. The story is told from the point of view of Jonah, a
Jul 17, 2012 Anthony rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
Another Dare-ing adventure through time with JB, Katherine, and Jonah. Our time traveling trio will try to solve the history mystery of the Roanoke Colony.

Haddix has found a way to mix science fiction and social studies education together in a neat package with “The Missing” series. Many kids aren’t that interested in history itself, but what happens if you time travel and get dropped into the middle of history? Now that is interesting! I commend Haddix because she researches her history well an
Sep 24, 2010 Samantha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 05, 2012 Dallin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-reports
When I started reading Margaret Peterson Haddix’s, I wasn’t expecting it to turn out being as great as it was. It takes place in Colonial America. The main characters, Jonah, Kathryn, and Andrea, aka Virginia Dare, the first English child to be born in America. The book is being told in third person view. The series is about time travel and a group of kids who were stolen from the past, so they could be adopted by parents in the future. The kids are trying to go back in time and fix what was do ...more
Marcia First
This is the third book in "The Missing" series. The main characters in this story travel through time to Roanoke Colony, the "lost colony" to return one of the missing to her time. However, the trip is sabotaged and this threatens the ability of the time travelers to return to modern times. They must figure out who has sabotaged the trip and why before it is too late.

I have enjoyed the first two books in this series, and think the premise of these books is very interesting, but this is the weak
Not really sure if I liked this book. Can you like a book if you don't like many of the characters? I found the Andrea character almost unbearable and didn't really understand Jonah's sudden interest in her. I liked the Virginia Dare story but kept getting thrown out of it by my dislike of her character. She just wasn't very likable and I don't really think she was meant to be written that way (some characters aren't meant to be likable and that is fine, but as a main character I think we were s ...more
Brooke Cheesman
Oct 17, 2014 Brooke Cheesman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wjhs, mystery, fiction
Sabotaged was an awesome book. Sabotaged had great detail and great rising actions and everything! Some parts were great then others. Some parts of the book could of been a little bit better then they were. But I absolutely, positively recommend this book. But, make sure you read the books before it. The books before it are: 1 Found 2 Sent and then the book Sabotaged. So who ever reads this book Sabotaged, I hope like it or even love it!
Matt Thompson
Sabatoged is about Jonah and his sister Katherine and Andrea Crowell, a missing child from 1465 who get thrown back into history to try and reunite Andrea with her original self. When the three teens are left stranded with no food, shelter or any way to communicate with anyone from modern times not even their parents, tempers flair and they get so frustrated they can't think straight. I rated this book two out of five stars because of the confusion and the concept of the history tracers. I recom ...more
Alanna P
Jun 09, 2012 Alanna P rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this one more than either of the first two (which were also quite good). The historical reference was well buried in the story so that many kids might not even realize they were learning without completely obscuring the facts and information used to make the story accurate. Of course, the author backs up the information she used with references and thoughtful retrospection. I would recommend this book to people of all ages, although the kids in the story are young, the writing i ...more
Derek Pohlmann
I give this book a 4/5 star rating. I gave this book a four out of five star rating because the book was very good and it left off from the previous book. I would say that a person who would like to read this book is a person who likes mystery. Or Historic fiction because there is a bit of history in the book but it is also a good mystery book . Jonah and Katherine are sent back into time again with a girl called Andrea. Jonah likes Andrea and is out to protect her. Jonah and Katherine are sent ...more
Jack Stevens
Sep 15, 2015 Jack Stevens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I completely loved the book, The Missing: Sabotage. I could not put the book down, even though I hate reading I could have read this book for hours. After I finish this book, I was eager to jump into the next book in the series, The Missing: Torn, just to see what Jonah and Katherine will do.
This book takes place in seventeenth century on Roanoke Island. Jonah and Katherine are sent back in time with another missing child from history named Andrea and a dog named Dare. They are trying to manipu
Melissa-Marie Thomas
May 13, 2015 Melissa-Marie Thomas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Melissa-Marie by: Rena Ireland
Again, this is NOT a complicated book. This is a book for young adults.

That being said, I liked it.

The story includes Jonah and Katherine again as they get sent back to the 16th century to help Andrea - one of the girls that had been kidnapped from time and sent to the future - go back and find her "normal" life again and save her and fix time. This would be a very short book if things had gone according to plan...luckily, for us, it didn't. They go back and right from the start things are goin
Claire H
May 06, 2015 Claire H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grade/interest level: Elementary-Middle school
Reading level: 730 lexile
Genre: Historical fiction/science fiction
Main Characters: Jonah, Katherine, Andrea
Setting: Roanoke Island, Old America
POV: 2nd person
Jonah and Katherine are sent back in time again, this time to help a girl named Andrea, who is really Virginia Dare. When they land on Roanoke Island though they are extremely lost. On their way to the past Andrea lost the Elucidator, their only contact to JB. Now they must survive on their own
Roslyn T
Apr 23, 2015 Roslyn T rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sabotaged, The missing: Book 3

This is a story about a Thirteen-year-old Jonah Skidmore feels like an average kid, and always complete with an intelligent but slightly annoying younger sister named Katherine, a mom and dad who constantly reassure their children that they are special and well loved, and a quiet home in the suburbs of Ohio. The fact that Jonah is adopted has never been a big deal for him, maybe because his parents have always been so open and reassuring about it. To Jonah, life fe
Bryce Hostetler
Apr 18, 2015 Bryce Hostetler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Jonah and Katherine Skidmore have been sent back to their normal time, but then are immediately asked back to return another missing child. However, this time around there's a bit of a twist to restoring time. Andrea, the missing child, had changed where she, Jonah, and Katherine were supposed to land in time. Now they must find Andrea's tracer when they have no idea where it where it is. But there's even a bigger problem with someone monitoring them every minute
Craig Butler
Nov 25, 2014 Craig Butler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Spoiler Alert**

Do you like books that never starts getting boring? Well this is the book for you. This is a science fiction book because it has to do with time travel. In my opinion this book was better than the second book "Sent" because this book had a surprise twist at the end of the book.

The setting for this book takes place in the 1600's on the Roanoke island. Jonah wanted to help Andrea survive from dying in the past but a guy named Second tricked Andrea to going to the wrong place in
Neil Coulter
Oct 18, 2015 Neil Coulter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The third book is the first to feature Second. :) I enjoyed this volume of Haddix's Missing series much more than the previous one, Sent. I found Sent too didactic, and too simple a storyline, with some artificial narrative devices (like the protagonists being too dumb at key points). In Sabotaged, Haddix starts from a very limited number of for-certain historical details about Virginia Dare and the "lost colonists" of Roanoke, and weaves an interesting story. Because so little is known about Da ...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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Other Books in the Series

The Missing (8 books)
  • Found (The Missing, #1)
  • Sent (The Missing, #2)
  • Torn (The Missing, #4)
  • Caught (The Missing, #5)
  • Risked (The Missing, #6)
  • Revealed (The Missing, #7)
  • Redeemed (The Missing #8)

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