Friday, December 10, 2010
Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Sent is the first sequel to Found, in which a group of adopted children find out that they share a mysterious past. Spoiler alert: stop reading now if you don't want to know what happens in Found. The children are all historical children who either died or went missing and were taken by time travelers who intended to save their lives. But now time is messed up and the kids need to go back and repair time. Jonah, Katherine, Chip and Alex land in 1483 London where Chip and Alex turn out to be the imprisoned princes Edward and Richard. They slip into their real identities—sort of— and Jonah and Katherine try to figure out how to keep them from being killed without messing up time too much. The actual explanation and functioning of time travel aren't well developed but the plot and the characters are strong and readers will learn (along with the characters) about British history. A fun and action-packed sci fi book appropriate for 5th-8th graders.