Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Found (The Missing, Book 1)Title: Found (The Missing, Book 1)    
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix  
Publication Date: 2009  
Genre/Format: Science Fiction/Novel  
Summary: What would you do if you discovered that you were one of 36 babies adopted after a plane randomly appeared out of nowhere carrying 36 babies?  Where did you come from?  Who are you real parents?  How did you get on the plane?  AND, who is sending you mysterious letters telling you they are coming back to get you now - 13 years later?    
What I Think: I listened to this book as an audiobook, and as I listened I could not believe how many questions I had.  I found my mind racing and just teeming with questions.  I was instantly sucked into the story and couldn't hardly wait to listen to more of the story.  Science fiction, specifically about time travel, is one of my favorite genres.  I love that this is a science fiction book that kids can read a little more easily because the kids are living in the current world but then the story ties them into time travel and the future.  It's great for readers who are new to science fiction because they don't have to imagine a completely different kind of world to be able to read and understand the book.  The only tricky part might be understanding the whole time travel idea of how changing the past can effect the future.  Warning: this is a series book that definitely leaves lots of questions unanswered and leads right into the next book!
Read Together: 4 - 8  
Read Alone: 5 - 8   
Reading Strategies to Practice: Activating Background Knowledge, Genres, Asking Questions, Visualizing, Making Connections, Making Inferences  
Writing Strategies to Practice:    
Writing Prompts: After reading the first chapter of Found, write your own explanation of where the babies came from and what happens next.    
Topics Covered: Adoption, Family, Friendship, Loyalty, Choice, Courage, Trust, Teamwork, Taking Risks  
Translated to Spanish: No

1 comment:

  1. Like you, I was initially pulled into this story. I lost interest as my questions went unanswered. I'm going to try to finish it at some point, as I've actually read a majority of it. Thanks for your review--I now know that I am not alone!