Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke


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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Haddix never disappoints

The Missing #3:  Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Time Travel

I love the new covers for this series.  It is so much more appealing, especially to the younger crowd.

This book starts just where the first two left off.  Jonah and Katherine are helping another lost 'baby'.  This one is Andrea and she is a teen with a chip on her shoulder who doesn't want to be saved.  Their job is to restore Andrea to history.  Andrea is apparently the historical lost child Virginia dare, one of the most fascinating stories/mysteries of history.  Andrea is resistant until she meets her grandfather, Captain John White.  Will an accident rip her grandfather from her life just when she found him?  Jonah is distrustful of everyone around him. He doesn't know or or what to believe.  He often can't even trust what he sees.  The problem is that Jonah and Katherine don't exactly know what to do or how to do it.  And, one mistake could be disastrous for history--so disastrous, it might cause them to cease to exist.

Roanoke Island and the mystery surrounding the disappearance, is one of my favorite stories.  So much so that I have even traveled there to see it.  Naturally, I was excited to read what might have happened.  And, Haddix never disappoints.  You cannot read these books out of order and it is helpful if you know something about the history depicted in each one.

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