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Audiobook Friday: Found (The Missing, Book 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rating: 3/5 Stars

About the Book: Thirteen years ago, a plane mysteriously landed, and the only people on board were babies.

Now, thirteen-year-old Jonah and his friend Chip are beginning to receive anonymous letters in the mail that say "You are one of the missing" and "Beware! They're coming back to get you."

Who is after Jonah and Chip? And how can they find the answers to who they really are?

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: One thing I love about this book is that it's such a great sell to my tweens and teens. They love anything written by Margaret Peterson Haddix, so they were thrilled when this book came out. Add in a short suspenseful booktalk and they're off reading which makes this librarian smile.

The audiobook for this book wasn't wonderful, but it wasn't terrible either. The narrator had a soothing tone that actually added to the suspense of the story. There were several times I didn't want to turn it off because I wanted to know what would happen next. The voices weren't very distinct though, which made the characters blend together at times.

The story itself is great and has a neat twist that I hadn't figured out. There's plenty of action and suspense to keep readers reading well into the night.

Right after I picked up my copy, one of my teens came up to me and said he had just listened to the audiobook and did I know when the sequel was coming out because he couldn't wait! After finishing this one, I have to agree. SENT (THE MISSING BOOK 2) is out on August 25th, and if you're not a fan of cliffhanger endings, I would wait to read FOUND!

Comments

  1. I read this book all at once... but I hated the cliffhanger ending. I can't wait for the next book.

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  2. I am a 11 year old girl, only read the prolouge and first six chapters(just got it yesterday) and i already luv it and i already know this is the best book ever!!

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  3. Hey yall Im back and now Im on chapter 16 . I cant believe I actually stopped reading because its a very good part going on!!!


    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!

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  4. Hi Luvbug-

    I'm so glad you're enjoying the book-it's great! I have the sequel Sent checked out from my library so I'm hoping I can read it soon.

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  5. this book is so interesting read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. this book is so interesting read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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