Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix

I read the book, Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Which is part of the series The Missing) is a humerous and overall good book. It starts with a prologue that's gets you up to speed. Chip, Alex, Katherine and Jonah are transported to the 15th century. Chip and Alex are actually Edward V and Richard, Duke of York. They are being hunted down by their uncle, the evil Richard of Gloucester, who kills their tracer, which shows what that person would had done if the time-travelers had never been there. Armed with their Elucidator, a special device that helps them on their journey, they turn invisible to avoid being caught and altering history. With a few close chances, they continue to try to get back home until Chip becomes extremely angry since Richard of Gloucester was going to be the new king and he talks to him, as if he is a spirit in his head. Richard then is able to see them, since the Elucidator had restored to its original settings. Katherine acts quickly and says they are angels. They then talked to a group of monks, who gave them a perspective on the views of the people of England in the 1400's. They then tried to find out how to get back to the 21st century, to which they found out 2 years must pass for them to go home.  Katherine and Jonah go to save Alex and Chip since they are their only hope and they confront Richard, who is now Richard III. He worried about his now dead family and how they were in Heaven.

I would recommend this book to a friend because it is historical fiction , but it is told in a new way. It is not a journal entry of a fictional person. It is a story that has characters that people can relate to. Jonah is more laid back while Katherine is neurotic. I think that this book has such skillful writing that you can see the whole story play out in front of you and a movie about this book would'nt be a bad idea either.

~Paul, Teen Book Reviewer

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