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New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix, the master of cliffhangers, delivers a pulse-pounding mystery perfect for fans of Jacqueline West and Kat Yeh, full of secrets, surprises, and the power of family.

One minute they’re there: laughing and having fun at the house next door. The next minute, the teens are gone. Like magic. Marin can’t believe her eyes. Who are
ebook, 304 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books
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    Melanie Dulaney
    Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I have been a fan of Margaret Peterson Haddix's works since reading "Running Out of Time" in the late '90s/early 2000s. Her sci-fi/fantasy is simply fabulous, having that perfect blend of future innovations and realism that really makes you believe that everything in the book could absolutely happen. And I was getting that same sense of realistic fiction coupled with fantasy time travel in The Remarkables and then, WHAM, all of a sudden, I was in tears as main characters Marin and Charley both c ...more
    Shaye Miller
    Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This title became available through my Overdrive library last week and it looked to have just enough spooky elements to work well for a pre-Halloween read. It was full of mystery and suspense and was just right for the upper middle grade audience. Marin is new to town. While exploring the woods behind her house, she sees some older teenagers who suddenly disappear into thin air. That's when Marin discovers that her new neighbor, Charley, has also been watching the teenagers. She learns that he c ...more
    Jennifer Hill
    Jun 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
    Marin has just moved to Pennsylvania from Indiana. She has a baby brother, her dad is a teacher, and her mom just got a new job overseeing the nursing program at a college. As Marin explores the woods in her backyard, she sees some teenagers in the house behind hers. They seem to appear and disappear, weird. She encounters Charley, a neighbor, who is the same age as Marin. He sees the teenagers too. As they become friends, they solve the mystery surrounding they teenagers and the house.

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    I can always count on Margaret Peterson Haddix to draw me in and take me on an amazing journey, no matter how bad my book hangover. Very good book.
    Ms. Yingling
    Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus

    Marin and her family move from Indiana to Pennsylvania for her mother's new job as a professor of nursing. Her father, a physical education teacher, is still looking for work, so he is the at home parent for Marin and her baby brother Owen. Marin had two good friends in Indiana, Ashlyn and Kenner, but had fallen out with them because of typical friend drama. She is concerned that she won't be able to find new friends in the new town, so is intrigued wh
    Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Thank you to Katherine Tegen Books for providing a copy of this book at BEA 2019!

    While an interesting concept, two major aspects of this book drove my 2-star review.

    1. The book is approximately 300 pages long, and the plot didn't actually pick up until 200 pages in. A lot of the story was about her reuniting with some friends and adjusting to her new life in Pennsylvania. The actual plot of the book seemed as an aside.

    2. I was not a fan of the dialogue. This book has some pass sinc
    Katie Reilley
    Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Thank you to the author & publisher for sharing a copy with our #bookexpedition group.

    The summer before Marin starts 6th grade, her family makes the move from IL to PA due to an amazing job offer for her mom. Leaving IL after a big fight with her two best friends and being the new kid, Marin is lonely and begins exploring the area, entering the woods behind her house and climbing a tree. She hears high schoolers coming home from school, and she begins observing them. As she’s watching, the
    Larry Plemmons
    Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    An excellent coming of age story for young and old alike! Well worth your time and expense!
    Violet Sinclair
    Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc, fantasy, mystery, wishlist
    DISCLAIMER: I received a digital review copy of REMARKABLES via Edelweiss Above the Treeline in exchange for an honest review


    I’ve been a fan of Margaret Peterson Haddix since I was about ten-years-old, and contrary to popular belief, I think her newer books are just as good as her older books.

    REMARKABLES may not have been as good as CHILDREN OF EXILE, SHADOW CHILDREN, or THE GREYSTONE SECRETS, but I definitely think it’s just as good as GAME CHANGER and TH
    Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I downloaded this book on Edelweiss thinking it was going to be the second book in the Greystones Secrets series. What I found instead was a remarkable standalone novel with a time travel mystery. Marin is eleven and has been recently transplanted from Illionois to Pennsylvania. She climbs a tree in the woods that begin in her backyard and discovers a group of teens who seem to appear and vanish like magic. She soon runs into neighbor boy Charley in the woods and they begin referring to these en ...more
    Sherry Ellis
    Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    When ten-year-old Marin moves from Illinois to Pennsylvania, she's sad. Friends are left behind, damaged friendships remain broken, and there is uncertainty with what the future holds. As she explores her new home, she discovers a house behind hers. A house that seems to be the center of activity where the teenagers are happy. But then the teenagers disappear. Are they ghosts from a tragedy that occurred twenty years in the past, or are they a glimpse into the future? Marin and her new friend, C ...more
    Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: children-s, fantasy
    Can you ever go wrong with a book by Margaret Peterson Haddix? I don't think so!

    Marin and her family have just moved to a small town in Pennsylvania after a particularly rough 5th grade year. Her mom has a new job, her dad is looking for work and taking care of her brand new baby brother, and Marin is worried about making friends after what happened last year. When she spots the group of teenagers coming home from school, she is enthralled by what looks like their perfect and easy friendship. S
    Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: i-own-it
    I am absolutely thrilled that I won an advanced reader copy of this book! Not only am I fan of Margaret Peterson Haddix but so is my adult daughter! I just finished this book and thought it was fabulous! The interesting thing is that I was the same age as Marin when my family moved to a new town and I also had a new sibling that was just a few months older than Owen, which changed my status in the family from being the only to being one of two! Without giving away any spoilers my introduction to ...more
    Dai Guerra
    Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This was such a nice middle school read and I thought the lessons taught were great for that age. The relationship that Marin has with her parents is nicely contrasted with the relationship that Charley has with his own family. I like how his relationship with his family reminds Marin of how she feels about her friends and how Charley says "I don't think you know what its like to care about people who do bad things all the time. No matter what." That sentence wraps up Charley's feelings about hi ...more
    Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Nice wholesome mystery for middle school age kids. My own experiences were either Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys.....which kept me reading but started early on adult mysteries. Wish I’d have had so many choices when I was that age
    Well written & suspenseful & I think many middle school readers will really enjoy this book

    I won an ARC of this book in Goodreads giveaway & in return I’ve written an honest review. Like to thank the author & publisher .... Hsrper Collins
    Jul 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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    Who are the Remarkables, these teenagers who seem to disappear when you get too close to their yard? Marin, new to the neighborhood and friendless, is happy to have a mystery to solve. This doesn't appear to be the start of a series, so all the questions are answered by the end of the book - and Marin has found not only her place in her new town but resolved old issues with her two BFFs from "back home". It's a great book for those starting a new level in school or those who have moved over the ...more
    Elaine Platt
    Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This is a good mystery for level 4-6. The author included difficult subjects good for discussion such as chemical dependency, personality differences, diverse family dynamics. I'm so glad she wasn't afraid to add these important realistic themes. I'm giving 4 stars only because as an adult, it didn't sweep me; 4 stars however is very good. There's a twist too, you think it's time travel, but....
    It's realistic fiction with a touch of fantasy.
    Cassie Thomas
    Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc, middle-grade
    I loved finally getting to some of the mysteries throughout the book and getting answers. I found that I was really enjoying the unknown which is not something of the norm. This is a much toned down sci-fi book for MPH, but I still loved the magical realism placed throughout. I think students will relate to what Marin and Charley both feel on many levels, and Ashlyn and Kenner as well. I can't wait to share with students.

    *Thanks to MPH for an advanced copy!
    Character driven middle grade realistic fiction about being the new kid, changes in family and friends, and different family representations. The mystery is enough to be compelling and keep the pages turning but added more to focus on characters emotional arc.
    I have read a lot of MPH books and this one was the best yet. Putting it on the fall order list for my school library!
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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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