I absolutely adore Margaret Peterson Haddix, just ask any of my former students. Her series Among the Hidden was brilliant and one of my must reads of 5th grade. I was therefore rather excited to start this new series by her and even more so when Billy told me I had to read it right now! So I did because Billy is usually spot on when it comes to his recommendations and I was not disappointed The story is filled with action, easy to understand, just the right amount of fantasy and science fiction, and best of all it is a series. It follows Jonah, Chip, and Katherine as they get mysterious notes in the mail and try to figure out who is sending them and why.
Bottom-line: Great book for any 5th grader who loves a fast-paced, suspenseful page turner that is easy to read.
Edit: I read the second book of the series “Sent” and I must admit that I fell off the series wagon. It was good, but not as good as Among the Hidden series, and so I decided to give it up.
Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he’s never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who’s also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, “You are one of the missing.” The second one says, “Beware! They’re coming back to get you.”