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Found Audio CD – July 24, 2008
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Margaret Peterson Haddix is the bestselling author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the Shadow Children series, the Missing series, and the Children of Exile series. Her books have been honored with numerous awards and theyve been translated into more than twenty languages.
- Publisher : Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (July 24, 2008)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1664491910
- ISBN-13 : 978-1664491915
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,674,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jonah Skidmore is an adopted child. He is in 7th grade and best friends with Chip. He sometimes gets overwhelmed, like the time when Katherine and Chip were reading the document from Mr. Reardon, an FBI agent. Katherine Skidmore is not adopted, and she helps Chip and Jonah solve the mystery of where they were really from. Katherine is the average annoying little sister to Jonah. For example, when she threw a fit after Mom and Dad had told her about the meeting that Jonah was going to about his adoption. She threw the fit because she wanted to go with them, but her parents weren’t going to let her come to the meeting. Chip is also adopted like Jonah. He is in the same grade as Jonah. In this book, Chip reminds me of Dipper from Gravity Falls, because once Chip is solving the mysterious letter, he can't stop until it's solved. Also, Chip might have a little crush on Katherine. Even though, Jonah, Chip and Katherine have some problems along the way, these three work together to solve the mystery of Jonah and Chip’s adoption.
On the other side of the story is Mr. Reardon, he is an FBI agent. He is very strict and sometimes mean, like the time when he had a meeting with Jonah, Katherine, Mom and Dad. Maybe, it’s because he was hiding something about Jonah’s adoption story. Later in the story, when Chip, Jonah, and Katherine find themselves trapped along with 30 other kids that have a similar adoption story, Chip and Jonah’s true adoption story is revealed and they learn some other secrets that they didn’t even know about before. I highly recommend this book for kids and teens that love thriller books and futuristic stories with twists and turns.
By the way, Margaret Peterson Haddix, the amazing author, has written 46 books and her newest book is Return of the Snowflakes.She had won 67 awards for her writing. Margaret was born in Washington Court House, Ohio.
Young Jonah was adopted when he was 3 months old. He always knew he had been adopted. His friend, Chip, found out just recently, that he too, was adopted. A Mysterious letter showed up in Jonah's mailbox. A plain white envelope held this mysterious letter. Chip received the same letter as Jonah did. Jonah thought that this letter was most likely a prank from a fellow 7th grader. Chip did not share Jonah's thoughts about this letter. A little while later, another, more ominous letter showed up again, in both of the boys mailboxes. This time Jonah, (even though he said that it was probably another 7th grade pranker), had his doubts. Chip maintained his stance that these letters were real. The boys, along with Jonah's sister, Kathrine, decided to first look into some information about Chip's adoption. Chip's parents had a safe, which the kids decided to break into. They found a file with a sticky note on it, with a phone number...
This was the start of the three teens starting their own investigation into the questions about Chip's adoption and about the two mysterious letters that the boys received in the mail. Their continued curiosity and intensifying determination to find out where the letters came from, leads the three teens on a wild goose chase, at first.... thus, leading them into a world of intrigue and danger... leading Jonah and Chip to the truth about who they REALLY are!
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The novel starts with an adopted kid who has no interest in knowing who his real parents are. He is happy with his friends and family now, and does now want any drama, but what happens when he starts receiving threatening messages and discovers he is not the only adopted kid in his area? In fact, his whole neighbourhood is full of them!
As his sister and friend try to unlock the truth, the main character finds himself pulled along as well, and he finds he either has to step up, take control, and face that there is no going back, or risk the dangers of doing nothing.
Great gift for kid readers!
Reviewed in India on August 17, 2019