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The Missing is a series of young adult novels written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The first book is Found. Book two, Sent, was released on August 25, 2009. The third book, Sabotaged, was released on August 24, 2010. The fourth book, Torn, was released on August 23, 2011. The fifth book, Caught, was released on September 4, 2012. Haddix has said that there will probably be seven books in the series. She has also stated on her website that the tentative titles for the next two books are Risked and Revealed.
Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he has never thought it was a big deal. Then he and a neighbor/friend, Chip, who finds out he is also adopted, begin receiving mysterious letters, saying things such as: "You are one of the missing." and, "Beware! They're coming back to get you." Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's younger sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere—and people who seem to disappear and reappear at will... The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip's lives. Over course of tragic and exhilarating times the trio uncover answers to LTU.
Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and another boy, Alex, (who is Chip's brother in 1483-1485), have one warning of disaster before they are sent back to 1483 at the Tower of London, with the promise that they can return to the present time which is their home, if they can repair history. They quickly discover that Chip and Alex’s true identities are the 12-year-old King Edward V and his 10-year-old brother, Richard, Duke of York. But before Chip can enjoy being the king of England, they discover that they are virtually prisoners—and that their uncle, King Richard III, wants them dead. How can the kids repair time and return home when according to history, Chip and Alex were killed? Will Jonah and Katherine be able to save Chip and Alex from their meant-to-be death?
This volume picks up from where book two left off, with Jonah, Katherine, and Andrea going to the time period when Andrea was kidnapped. She is Virginia Dare, the first English child to be born in the ill-fated Roanoke Colony. During their time journey, the Elucidator (the device used for their time travel) is lost, and the children arrive not certain as to where or when they are. Jonah pieces together that Andrea deliberately lost the Elucidator, and she admits she was following the directive of a mystery man (known as Second) who promised that she could stop her 21st-century parents from dying if she did what he said. Unsure of what they've been sent back to do, the children decide to try to find the inhabitants of the colony. Along the way they save the life of Andrea's 16th-century grandfather, John White, and she feels more and more that she is supposed to stay with him. They also must help Brenden and Antonio (two Indian boys they meet later who are mainly known as "tracers"), who make wonderful art in the future of the 1600s.
Jonah and Katherine land on the decks of the Discovery, moments before a mutiny on Henry Hudson's ship. Struggling to survive in the icy waters of James Bay, JB reveals that John Hudson, one of the kids stolen from history and Henry Hudson's son, is missing, and Jonah will have to play his part. Second, a traitor from Sabotaged, has disguised himself as Abacuck Prickett (first mate and advisor to Henry Hudson). He has promised Jonah and Katherine that if they fix 1611, they can save JB (who is another time traveler and a friend ), Brendan, Antonio, and Andrea from 1600. Jonah and Katherine must survive the 17th century boat, with unlikely "help" from two sailors, Wydowse and Staffe. But later when they find out that Second was disguised as Abacuck Prickett, Katherine accuses HIM of murdering or poisoning Wydowse. Jonah and Katherine escape the boat after a docking, and manage to get into the Damaged Time of 1605. They help their friends, with Jonah rescuing everyone from the fire of 1605, that then ruins of Antonio and Brendan's artwork (except for the few that time travelers took). It turns out nobody was hurt that Jonah saved them all. It then turns out that Second sent John Hudson to 1605. John Hudson, who is called Dalton Sullivan, was already in 1605, living in England. JB then concludes Second unraveled time from 1605 to 1611, and is sealing off his new version of time, which in other and simpler terms is his own and new alternate universe. JB returns them to the 21st century. Jonah then tells JB the future looks bright. JB tells him they are suspending time traveling for a while, because they have to learn more about how much Second messed up time and his new version of time.The book ends with some kids asking him to play a game with them and JB tells Jonah to go on and have fun. JB turns around but Jonah hears the second part of what he said "Have fun... while you still can."
Jonah and Katherine are transported to Einstein's time, where they must help to save his daughter Leisler, and to keep Einstein from discovering time travel and possibly ruining history. Einstein's wife starts to become nosy though in the process, And makes a series of events that eventually end up in several discoveries for everyone.
The 6th book in the Missing series is coming to stores on November 28, 2012
The 7th and last book in the Missing series is coming to stores on February 23, 2013. This is planned to be the last book in the series. It will reveal who Jonah is from history. Jonah is believed to be King Henry VIII.
Katherine-not a missing child of history
Chip(King Edward V)
Alex(Richard, Duke of York)
Angela-not a child
Brendan(One Who Survives Much)
Antonio(Walks with Pride)
Dalton Sullivan(John Hudson)
Emily Quinn(Lieserl Einstein)