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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  11,421 ratings  ·  826 reviews
After helping Chip and Alex survive 15th century London, Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child, Andrea, face her fate. Andrea is really Virginia Dare, from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Jonah and Katherine are confident in their ability to help Andrea fix history, but when their journey goes dangerously awry, they realize that they may be in over the ...more
Hardcover, 377 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jeet Did any of you guys think so?
Rachel the 4th book has about 345 pages so its not really that bad.

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david y biblioflick

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 st
Julie Suzanne
Jul 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
What the heck!!! This comes out the same day as MOCKINGJAY??? Not fair!
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Elizabeth Dragina
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excuse Me???? What was that??

Margaret Peterson Haddix, you are a master..........

..................... at plot twists.

Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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! ...more
Jacob Ellis
Dec 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Compared to the first 2 books in this series this book is terriable. I think they should have done Jonah's story and return him back to his time period. It didn't make sence for them to have Jonah help someone else with out finding out about his past. Also why would they make Kartherian go with Jonah and Andrea. I thought the history of Andrea was very intresting cause I liked that part it was very intresting. I like the history part of books in general to. I don't want to finish the rest of the ...more
John Stroup
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Rachel B
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, fiction
2.5 stars

The main characters head back in time to Roanoke Colony (or so they think) in this third installment. This has definitely been my least favorite so far, as nothing really happens.

Because so little is known about what actually happened to the colonists of Roanoke Island, this book didn't include as much real history as the last one (which is what I really liked about that book!).

I also felt that Jonah's memory was a bit too thorough for someone his age. His Boy Scout leaders, teachers, p
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book; although, not as much as the first two. There was a little too much teenage drama in this one for me to give it five stars. That said I still really enjoyed this book and will continue the series. I think the story line is pretty original and I really enjoy reading about history in the guise of fiction. I always have and this series does it pretty well.
Andrew Bennett
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was all about John White and traveling back in time with Indians. It was a good book but after the middle of the book it gets a little bit slow
Feb 03, 2021 added it
I think it was really good but in my opinion the first book in the series is the best but i havent read the rest of the series.
Jacob Rumble
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall, it was a well written book. As the characters go back in time, the reader can understand clearly what is going on and the details are very close to what actually happened.
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh, the new antagonist is amazing! He is so well put together and manipulative! I love him! Can’t wait to read the next one, as always! It will always end on a cliffhanger though!!! 🥺
Caden Westover
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After succeeding in saving chip and Alex from the past they must make Andreas tracer/ real self fix herself and her story in the past. They go through heartache and much more and is an amazing book. I highly recommend it.
Ellie Emmelhainz
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This was a really great book all together!
Emily Morataya
Feb 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Sabotaged (The Missing,#3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a good book. It's about 2 siblings who go in time to fix problems. In this book they're helping a girl fix her problems in the past. They find shocking information. If you like to read it and find out more you could. ...more
Dec 08, 2015 rated it liked it
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 m
Brady Bonnell
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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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,
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
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Apr 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Mar 22, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Aug 11, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Sarah Nokleby
Jul 20, 2010 rated it it was ok
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 12, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Aug 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 d ...more
Marcia First
Nov 23, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Alanna P
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Matt Thompson
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
Dillan Palaszewski
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
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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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