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Torn (The Missing #4)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  6,612 Ratings  ·  387 Reviews
Still reeling from their experiences in Roanoke in 1600, Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 only moments before a mutiny on Henry Hudson’s ship in the icy waters of James Bay. But things are messed up: they’ve lost the real John Hudson, and they find what seems to be the fabled Northwest Passage—even though they are pretty sure that that route doesn’t actually exist. Will ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Aug 02, 2011 Nerd-Light-Books rated it liked it
After a tip from the author on her facebook page, I put my name in, and I got an advanced copy of this book! I was SO excited! I really love this series.

SPOILER ALERT! This book is part of a series. If you have not read Found, Sent and Sabotaged, read on at your own risk!

Jonah and Katherine have been hurled through time yet again, and they have no idea where or when they are at first. They soon discover that they are on Henry Hudson’s ship, Discovery, and a mutiny is afoot. Jonah must disguise
david y biblioflick

I read this immediately after the confusing previous book, Sabotaged. And this good is not that good nor so bad but still good ((view spoiler))
Mar 27, 2012 Sabrina rated it liked it

"There's another one" was the first thing that came to my mind when I stumbled upon this book at my library! It has been a long time since I have read a book by Haddix, primarily because her last installment in the series was ... disappointing. Nevertheless, I grabbed the copy and rushed home to finish the novel within a couple of hours. I had hoped that Ms. Haddix would blow me away as she did with her other novels such as Double Identity.

I was not blown away. More like a tiny little wind that
Eliot Morrison
Oct 11, 2016 Eliot Morrison rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book very much. I highly recommend Torn because there are many twists and turns throughout the story that are unexpected. Each chapter the book pulls you deeper into the story and you don't want to stop reading. Jonah and his sister Katherine go back in time, following the story of explorer Henry Hudson and his son, John. The book details a very dangerous voyage to find the Northwest Passage, and many things happen that you would never expect. The book will have your heart pumping ...more
Miss Clark
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Jan 06, 2016 MATT ABHOLD rated it liked it
Personal Response: The book Torn is the fourth book by Haddix and it was pretty interesting. The author based this story off of Henry Hudson’s ship, and Jonah has to disguise himself as John Hudson; Henry Hudson’s son. This book is decent because the story line keeps changing, but the things that Jonah and Katherine have to do are very repetitive.

Plot: Jonah and Katherine are sent from 1600 to 1611 to The Discovery, Henry Hudson’s ship. They are put in the middle of a mutiny, but nobody notices
Annastacia Andersen
May 27, 2014 Annastacia Andersen rated it liked it
Jonah and Katherine are stuck aboard Henry Hudson's ship trying to save the others who are all stuck in the year 1600 and can't get out.
Jonah must fix history by acting as John Hudson because the real John was taken from history. It's very dangerous, as Jonah is hit with a club, tied up in a mutiny, and put in the stocks. Jonah and an invisible Katherine must be careful as they try to put history back the way it was.
I like how the author kept coming back to the main subject. Even though in thi
Oct 02, 2014 Cameron rated it it was amazing
by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Torn, by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a historical fiction novel that is full of action, and adventure. Jonas and Katherine teens from present day travel back in time to help Henry Hudson find the middle passage. Jonah and Katherine find conflict aboard Henry Hudson ship, while they are trying to fix time there is a mutiny aboard and something strange is happening below deck... Will Jonah and Katherine be able to save time, and themselves?

I thought this was a great
Linda Munro
Oct 08, 2012 Linda Munro rated it it was amazing
I really should stop reading more than one book at a time, but I just can't help myself.

I am reading the Missing series with my ten-year-old grandson, it's our own private book club and these books not only offer a science fiction fantasy to the reader's repertoire, it also offers some interesting historical aspects which we have been able to discuss. These books are an awesome means to get children interested in history!

In this book the reader travels back to the year 1611 and accompanies th
Oct 05, 2011 Theresa rated it liked it
I didn't like this one as much as Haddix's first three in this series. It confused me a little. But we're getting it from Junior Library Guild in the media center, so I thought I'd read it over break. It was alright. I like the author a lot. I think my biggest complaint is that it skipped around and I felt really confused. The setting wasn't my favorite either. I liked the time periods and historical fiction topics better from books 2 and 3 (Sent and Sabotaged). We'll keep it though. It was inte ...more
Sep 26, 2011 Becca rated it liked it
I was so close to abandoning this series after the last book, Sabatoged, due to the fact that I felt it was an example of an author grasping at straws to continue with a storyline that maybe was working anymore. But it does still work. And Haddix proves that with this fourth installment. The old sense of adventure is back, as well as the interesting history without the odd sensation of jumping around from meaningless point to meaningless point (much like timesickness, I would guess).
Alanna P
Jun 03, 2012 Alanna P rated it really liked it
History and identifying with authentic teenage emotions? A well-blended view of what might happen when pre-teens are the last hope to save time. I enjoyed the way that the characters were built and developed and their timelines were carefully constructed. Again, a nod for the well-researched history that made it come alive without distorting the facts beyond recognition.
May 19, 2015 Adel rated it it was amazing
Jonah, Chip, JB, and Katherine wanted to go back in time to play Henry Hudson's part but they had to try and travel in the right time and survive without getting caught so they went back in time, played his part then they finally return back to the 21st century.
Aug 14, 2011 Eoin rated it it was amazing
This is definitely my favorite book in the series. It had a level of suspense that the other books did not have which made it much more enjoyable.
Luke Spanos
Aug 29, 2016 Luke Spanos rated it it was ok
I love the series but this book seemed worn out and exhausting to read
Daniel P Mule
Mar 26, 2017 Daniel P Mule rated it really liked it
Amazing book recommended for PEPs with high lexile and like mysteries
Chase Richardson
Jan 08, 2012 Chase Richardson rated it really liked it
you ever wondered what it would be like to sail on the discovery with Henery Hudson to find the Nortwest Passage to china. Jonah and katherine experienced first hand what it was like to be aboard the ship for a week. Torn's basic plot is that Jonah and Katherine were sent forward in time from the year 1600 to the year 1611 to stop the rippling changes in time caused by second that could end all life as we know it and they may cease to exist. Jaonah was given a magical costume that would mak
Mar 22, 2017 Tiffany rated it liked it
A decent continuation of the series, a few years after the previous book on Henry Hudson's ship. Some of it was a bit too far-fetched for me, but I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one.
Dec 19, 2016 Mclark is currently reading it
My book I read was by Margaret Peterson and she wrote the missing series. The lexile of this book is 710 and it's not that hard to read it's just a really good book and you don’t want to stop reading this book. The book is about Jonah and Katherine stuck in the year 1611, and they have to fix time so it doesn’t affect the future. But Jonah has to be a famous person that he doesn’t know anything about(back in the years 1611), so it is hard for him to act out his actions when he doesn’t even know ...more
Byron H.5 Hapairai
TORN, the sequel following SABOTAGED in The Missing Series, is written by author Margaret Peterson Haddix. Second, the sabotage, is an advanced projectionist, capable of predicting every element and component of the future with only a 2% chance of miscalculation. As JB’s most intelligent employee, he’s derailed Andrea’s sorrowful past into an emotional reunion with her grandfather—an incredibly dangerous step to damaging time itself. Instead of fixing the past, he changed the past—sending Jonah ...more
Craig Butler
Dec 31, 2014 Craig Butler rated it really liked it
If you like books that never starts getting boring this is the book for you. This book is science fiction because it has to do with time travel. I think this book was better than the book Sabotaged(The missing,#3) because this book always left you on the edge of your seat. This book always makes you want to read another chapter because almost every ending of a chapter ends with something big happening.

The setting takes place in 1611, when John Hudson was looking for the northwest passage. Jona
Sure, after reading "Sent" I thought this series was going to be good, after all no one in the genre writes better than Margaret Haddix, but this book was so nothing like the writing I remembered from "Sent". Not in a bad was far better! The characters that I thought I knew were introduced to me again in a totally different outlook and I had to remind myself a few times that it was only a book that I was reading. The history was also much more exciting and captivating than in "Sent" and ...more
Apr 27, 2011 Kelly rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2012
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Xander ForeverBookish
The fourth book in The Missing; Jonah and Katherine are sent to 1611 to fix (and save) the year 1600. Jonah is supposed to act like John Hudson, Henry Hudson’s son on his ship The Discovery. With a futuristic exact John Hudson costume being worn by Jonah, he is the perfect John Hudson and Katherine is invisible. With a planned mutiny of Henry Hudson onboard, Jonah and Katherine need to figure out how to save history. Henry Hudson surrenders to the mutineers and agrees to go on a shallop with a f ...more
Robert Karbowiak
Nov 17, 2014 Robert Karbowiak rated it it was amazing
Torn, the predecessor of the book Caught, by Margaret Peterson Haddix is one of the authors best works. I have read the entire series, and have loved this book the most. Haddix, by my opinion, is one of the greatest authors alive today. Her works today are very probably regarded as beautiful works of modern art. Haddix takes a different approach than many of the authors we know today. The literary element "deux ex machine" is regarded as one of the worst, because it is shown as a plot twist, in ...more
Neil Coulter
Nov 07, 2015 Neil Coulter rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Another good entry in Margaret Peterson Haddix's Missing series. Haddix is a great storyteller, and one of the things I like most about this series is her skill in introducing new twists in a natural, organic way. Each book in this series has upped the stakes just a little bit, by introducing new characters, conspiracies, or challenges for Jonah and Katherine. In a lot of stories, this constant upping of the game feels artificial, but Haddix is good at constructing series in which each new chall ...more
Julie Suzanne
Mar 29, 2016 Julie Suzanne rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, ms-library
A Social Studies teacher and I read the first 3 books in this sic-fi/historical fiction blended series YEARS ago, and after the third book, we were content to discontinue the series. However, my student-led book club chose the first book in the series, Found, for their monthly read. I was relieved that I had already read it and would not have to scramble to add it to my to-read pile. Win-win! However, 4 of my 6 students finished the book in record time, came into to library at lunch, passing per ...more
Dec 20, 2011 Lynn rated it liked it
I have loved the other books in this series but somehow I just couldn't get into this one. It could have been that my kids and I started the book and then took a break because we travelled with a friend of the kids and then started another book and it took a while to get back to it so we lost the sequence of the book or maybe it just wasn't as action packed as previous books or maybe we just weren't in the right mood.

Jonah and Katherine are forced to go back in time to Hudson Bay Canada in 1611.
Nov 20, 2012 03NicoleV rated it it was amazing
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Title of Book: Torn
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Year: 2011 Number of Pages: 344

Who is the Intended Audience: Avid adventure readers: young adults

What is the Main Issue or Problem the Book Addresses: Jonah and Katherine have to help one of their enemies so a time paradox won't destroy everything.

Setting: The time and place helps so you know what time and part of history they're in.

Description of Main Characters: Jonah- 13 years old, adopted child stolen from a time in history by time travelers
Alexis Trejo
Apr 27, 2015 Alexis Trejo rated it really liked it
Have you ever been in a tough situation ? The genre of the book is science fiction. I think this book is amazing. ***spoiler alert **

This book is about Jonah and Katherine having to keep 1611 stable so time doesn't fall apart .They also lose communication with Jb. also they must figure out what to do since neither Jb or Second gave them instructions.The setting was in a pirate ship. the type of conflict is person vs. person because he has to save his friends from Second.

I was surprised that Se
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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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The Missing (8 books)
  • Found (The Missing, #1)
  • Sent (The Missing, #2)
  • Sabotaged (The Missing, #3)
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  • Risked (The Missing, #6)
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