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Where are the missing children?

A small yellow school bus pulls up in front of the little red brick schoolhouse. Telly, the bus driver, discovers all of the children are missing -- all except one very frightened Billy who has hidden in a cabinet. Where is everyone? Telly and Billy are determined to find the answers.

The little town of Rocky Flats is stirred into a frenzy. No
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Kindle Edition, 118 pages
Published May 2019 by Amazon Digital Services (first published July 27th 2016)
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Stephanie Dulac
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Children of the future by Jane Suen is the first book that I have read by this Author and I thought it was a good book and even though it was a fast read I was not disappointed. Children of the Future is a short, mysterious read. This read kept me guessing on what was going to happen next. I loved everything about Telly and how involved he was. He was really concerned for the missing children. I would recommend this book for Teens its short enough to keep them interested and I think they will re ...more
J.C.
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story follows one week like no other in a small town, where a 25 kids and 3 teachers inexplicably disappear. Alien kidnapping? Government conspiracy? Magic? The protagonists, bus driver Telly and young student Billy, follow clues—but will they be in time to solve the mystery before any one gets hurt?
From the title, I suspected the missing students had been sent into the future, but the real answer might be even more shocking. The author does a nice job of tying clues from the earlier chapte
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Heather Bass
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read a few books from this author and she continues to blow my mind. This is a short story that will make you want more. I could not put this book down for anything. I wanted to know what happened. It only took me a couple of hours to devour this book.

Telly is the neighborhood’s bus driver and he loves it. He knows all of his kids on his route personally. Telly gets up and does his normal bus route and he then goes to his other job. He works for a nice man when the kids are in school. Tel
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Phillip Stephens
Paranormal mystery? Or simply ordinary?
Think of Children of the Future as X-Files Lite. Author Jane Suen presents readers with a mystery—the children and teachers in Rocky Flats’ rural school disappear without a trace. Her hero, Telly, frantically tracks them down with the help of Billy, the school’s lone survivor.

Throw in footprints that stop suddenly in a clearing, a remote warehouse filled with black SUVs, citizens convinced the students were abducted by aliens and readers begin to wonder if
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Debi
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Children Of The Future by Jane Suen

5 Stars

I have read all of this authors books and she never ceases to amaze me. Through most of the book you sit scratching your head asking where in the world is she going with this story, savoring every word along the way. This was a quick read, full of content. Not sure how she does it but she can in just a few pages build the best characters and her storylines are always out of this world.

With so much going on in the world today this story was spot on, well
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John
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The mystery of a small class of students and teachers disappearing at the end of a school day is downright frightening to even think about. The author teases just enough that you feel things are going to get better but soon, you are just as involved and worried as the poor people in the little town of Rocky Flats. Even as things seem to be ending and normal days starting again there is another slight twist that might give a chill when you read the last page (it did me). Overall a page turner I e ...more
Sarah
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read about mystery. Telly's usual working week is altered when his school bus of children disappears. With only one child left, Telly panics and starts a search for the other children, one search turns into several as the whole town becomes involved. Can they find the missing children before its too late?
A great read, Well developed plot with twists and turns that just couldn't put down. Well developed characters like Telly doing his best but with his worries underneath or Billy inquisit
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Liz
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I must start this review with the preface that I absolutely adore Jane Suen, and so every book of hers until this point has been a hit, 5 stars easily for me. I was a tad let down with ‘Children of The Future.’ Upon further looking at reviews and goodreads I found out this was Suen’s first novel and so things really made sense. This is on par with a first time novel from most authors and in the long run it made things easier for me to digest at the end of the day.

Children of The Future is a twi
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Laura Furuta
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Children Of The Future
By: Jane Suen
5 out of 5 stars

The story Children Of The Future by Jane Suen is a book that I found imaginative and interesting. It is what I would call a short story or novella. It had quite a way of grabbing my attention and holding it from the first chapter to the last. I enjoyed reading about the character of Telly. He is the town bus driver who one afternoon finds all of the children, with the exception of one, missing. Telly enjoys driving the children to and from schoo
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Heidi Eich Woodring
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Children of the Future by Jane Suen was an awesome short read that I could not put down. Bus driver Telly, pulls up to a school and comes to find that all the children are missing, all but Billy who Telly finds hiding in a cabinet. Needing and wanting answers Telly and Billy set out to find out who took the children and where they are. Nothing like this has ever happened in Rocky Flats and the town is in a uproar but also rallies together in the search and only hope that it’s not too late to sav ...more
Tausha Treadway
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Children of The Future by Jane Suen. This is such a good short mystery. Its the story of bus driver Terrance "Telly" O'Brian and student Billy. One afternoon Telly goes to his bus to find all the children missing and also 3 teachers are gone. How could all 25 children and 3 teachers disappear all of a sudden? Telly and Billy are determined to find them because Telly really cares for the kids and the whole town of Rocky Flats is in panic mode. As Telly and Billy follow footprints that stop sudden ...more
Julie
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Children Of The Future by Jane Suen is a four star novel. As a teacher, this novel was somewhat hard to read because of having the missing children. I could totally relate with Telly, the main character, because he felt like he couldn’t stop until he figured out what had happened to the missing children from the school. With Billy by his side, they were able to look for the other children that were missing from the school Billy went to. He has no idea why he was spared, other than the fact that ...more
Madison Degraffenreid
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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4-stars

Children Of The Future was an interesting read. A group of children and their teachers suddenly disappear and they are discovered missing by the school bus driver Telly. Telly discovers someone was left behind and they really together to try and find the kids and teachers. I found the story line to be very unique and I was shocked by the reasoning of the kidnapping. I did feel like the book ended on a cliffhanger. I loved how kind and thoughtful Telly wa
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Caralee
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Children of the Future by Jane Suen
4 Stars!!!!

This is the third book from this author that I have read. I find that the author's writing style is
refreshing. The genre of this book is out of my comfort genre but I found it to be quite an addicting read. The suspense and mystery really kept me glued to the pages. I don't read mysteries often but this was a nice change.

I really love Telly's character and the part he played in the story. The way he cares for the kids is really endearing. I was rea
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Children Of The Future by Jane Suen

Children Of The Future By Jane Suen is a story that grabs your attention from the beginning and doesn’t let go till the. I found myself lost in the pages trying to solve the mystery of the missing children. Telly is the town’s bus driver he loves his job and the children. What happens when Telly discovers all the children but one is missing? He really enjoys driving the kids to and from school. Telly and Billy go in search of the missing children. Billy
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Stacey
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well this novel certainly plays with your mind your always left questioning thing's but that's why you end up being so eager to turn the page's you just want to find out what is happening! The author has a magical way of pulling you in with the first few pages and then building up the story just enough to keep your on your toes within just afew chapters as well as the character's you really get to know them just within a short time absolutely beautifully written! I really did enjoy this mystery ...more
Lucretia
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fast, compelling mystery. Where are the children? When students vanish without many clues the theories and questions start out reasonable and grow fanatical as the days pass without answers. And why was Billy left?

You get a real sense that Telly the bus driver who discovered them missing is getting more and more wound up. Something rather shocking happens with him and the end is really thought provoking. Did it mean what I thought? I don’t know. Maybe. It could have.

If you are a fan of Twiligh
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Chantelle Smith
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jane Suen is a new author to me, and I was defiantly not disappointed with this read! This was a quick read that had a lot going on. This author has created that have depth, and a storyline that is captivating and engaging. This book keeps you thinking for long after you have finished and it really makes you stop and think!

I couldn’t stop turning the pages with this read, it’s definitely a unique, interesting and an imaginative read! This is also a book that as you read you try and mentally wor
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Candida Hopper
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Children Of The Future
by Jane Suen

This is a short, mysterious, wonderful read. The author kept me guessing what could have possibly happened to the teachers and kids all the way up till the end. There is a good message in this book and I found it to be well delivered for all ages. I liked how concerned Telly was and how involved he got in the search and the fact that he took Billy with him and let him be a big part of the search. This was definitely a unique and interesting read that I thorough
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Robin Rankin
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Children of the Future by Jane Suen, did not end the way I was expecting it to end. I gasped and had an aha moment at the exact same time.

Telly and Billy working together to find the kids was very sweet. Telly went above and beyond what you think a school bus driver would do, but then again it's a small town and everyone knows everyone so it's a bit different.

This is a fairly short story which seemed even shorter due to getting sucked into the story. I would definitely recommend this book.
Heather Mize
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author and oh what a ride. Children of the Future is a book that is mysterious and scary at the same time. In this book you have the small town of Rocky Flats where a bus driver named Telly discovers all of the towns children have disappeared except for one child Billy. This book surrounds the anxiety and search for the children.This is a novella length book. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Amber
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Children of the Future by Jane Suen was an interesting and mysterious read. This is not my first book by her as I have read several. Jane has a way to pull you in and keep you interested. Her books are unique and a little quirky. This book was very different. Not bad just different. I did like it because with all Janes book she throws something in there that we aren’t expecting. Overall I think Jane does a good job and I like her books. I’d read others. 4 star rating.
Moriah Venable
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Children of the Future is a novel by Jane Suen. This is my first novel by this author.

In the small town of Rocky Flats, the week starts like any other but when 25 students and 3 teachers disappear, the town rallies together to solve this mystery. With help from the bus driver whose name is Telly and another student they follow the clues in search of the missing people.

From the title of this novel, I thought the plot had something to do with the future like kids from the future coming to the past
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Anastasia
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Children Of The Future was a very different book than I am used to reading but it was interesting. The book is about a school bus driver named Telly. He discovers one day that the children that ride his bus have gone missing, with the exception of one boy (billy) who was hidden away in the cabinet on the bus. He takes it upon himself to follow the clues and with the help of Billy, he searches for the missing kids. Telly is the main characters and he is supposed to be in his 20s but for some reas ...more
Kerry  carr
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I did enjoy this story. Its full of mystery and makes an unlikely person a hero.

Telly is a bus driver for a school in a little village. One route day he turns up to collect the kids and everyone is missing. Everyone that is except Billy who hid in a cupboard.

Together Telly and Billy start a search for the rest of the missing children and Telly uncovers a secret mission that is looking to make the world a more peaceful place
Heather Lovelace
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suen has a gift for writing compelling, thought-provoking tales. This novella kept me engaged and quite frankly kept me guessing the whole way. I found the characters to be relatable, and the plot felt much bigger than the few pages it was contained within. This mystery is one I will most heartedly recommend to others. Just a wonderful book.
Kandis
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Children of the Future by Jane Suen was so much fun to read. It's not too long for a weekend read. I wouldn't say its for little children but preteens would like it. It's a good mystery story with an unexpected ending.
Carrie
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Children of The Future by Jane Suen
My rating 4 out of 5 stars

Everything I have read by this author so far as been short but very enjoyable. She knows how to put enough details, story line and punch into a few pages and I love it.

Telly is a loveable character. His concern for the missing children and his initiative to find them is beautiful. How can all the kids go missing except for one? I would highly recommend this book. Read to find out what happens with the missing children and enjoy all t
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Kim Shofner
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Living in a small town I gotta say this book kinda freaked me out. The bus drivers do know this much about the other community members. This books bus driver goes above and beyond for his towns people. One student hid and didn't get taken too. He goes with Telly to search. Me personally... I think Billy's mom should have demanded he come home immediately. But the search continues. I thought this book showed how awesome small towns are. Everyone comes together to help. I was happy with how this b ...more
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Jane Suen is an award-winning author who writes mysteries, sci-fi thrillers, contemporary fiction, and short stories.

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Living in the South, Jane takes it one day at a time. Her passions and inspirations, along with a healthy supply of grits and strong coffee, fuel h
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