Friday, March 11, 2011

Found by Margaret Haddix

Book Jacket

When Jonah and his best friend, Chip, start receiving threatening notes in the mail, they are plunged headfirst into a mystery.  With the help of Jonah's sister, Katherine, they discover that the notes may be connected to the shady circumstances surrounding Jonah's and Chip's adoptions.  When they begin to investigate, they find a vast conspiracy that reahes from the far past to the distant future--one that will take them hurtling through time.  They don't know who to trust, or which shadowy faction to believe.  Can Jonah and Chip discover the secrets of their pasts before the conspiracy catches up to them?


Found is basically a prequel to what I assume will be an awesome second book.  This book lets the mystery of Jonah's adoption, and the creepy anonymous letters he gets thirteen years later, slowly seep into the reader's mind.  The possibilities are farfetched but weirdly plausible.  Like Jonah, Katherine, and Chip, we have no idea how far the rules of time can be stretched.

I loved Jonah's relationship with his sister Katherine.  They bicker and tease each other, but when life becomes dangerous, they quickly have each other's backs.  The fact that they are adopted siblings is never an issue--they are family, whatever their blood might say otherwise. 

Found is excellent throughout, but the real adventures began when questions were answered in the last few chapters, leading to a crazy, action-packed ending.  I can't wait to see what lies in store in the next book!

Four out of five Elucidators.

Release Date:  April 2008
Reading Level:  Grade 4+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection:  YPL HAD

Don't believe me?  Check out these reviews of Found:

Inkweaver Review

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