Sent (Missing Series #2)

Sent (Missing Series #2)

by Margaret Peterson Haddix


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ISBN-13: 9781416954231
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Series: Margaret Peterson Haddix's Missing Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 313
Sales rank: 36,708
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at

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  • It was a rough landing. Lights streamed past Jonah’s face, an unbearable glare. Some force that had to be more than just gravity tugged on him, threatening to pull him apart from Chip and Katherine, from the Elucidator and the Taser, from his own self. The image that burned in his mind was of his body being split into individual cells, individual atoms. And then that image broke apart too, and he couldn’t think, couldn’t see, couldn’t hear. He could only feel time passing through him, time flipping back on itself, time pressing down, down, down. . . .

    Then it was over. He lay in darkness, gasping for air. Dimly he heard JB’s voice say, “Welcome to the fifteenth century. Good luck.” But he couldn’t quite make sense of the words. It was like hearing something underwater, sounds from another world.

    “You’re hiding, aren’t you? Staying out of sight?” It was JB’s voice again, hissing and anxious. “You have to stay out of sight.”

    “Darkness,” Jonah mumbled. “Safe.”

    His tongue felt too thick to speak with. Or maybe it was too thin—too insubstantial. He didn’t feel quite real.

    There was movement beside him. Someone sitting up.

    “You’d like to keep us in the dark, wouldn’t you?” Chip accused. “You didn’t tell us anything we’d need to know to survive in the fifteenth century.”

    Whoa. How could Chip manage to sound so normal at a time like this? And so angry (which was pretty much normal for Chip)? Wasn’t his head spinning too? Wasn’t his vision slipping in and out of focus? Didn’t he feel like he might throw up if he had to do anything more strenuous than breathe?

    “You didn’t even tell us who we’re supposed to be,” Chip continued.

    Distantly, as if he was trying to retrieve a memory from centuries ago—no, he corrected himself, centuries ahead—Jonah puzzled over what Chip meant. Who we’re supposed to be . . . Oh, yeah. The whole reason they were in this mess was that a group of people from the future had gone through history plucking out endangered children. This would have been very noble and kind, except that they began carrying off famous kids, kids whose disappearances were noticed. JB, who seemed to oppose any tampering with history, was convinced that all of time was on the verge of collapse because of these rescues. He and his cohorts had managed to freeze the effects of the rescues—the “ripples,” as they called them—and gone after the missing children. There’d been a battle, and thirty-six kids from history had crash-landed at the very end of the twentieth century.

    Chip was one of those kids.

    So was Jonah.

    For the past thirteen years, though, they’d known nothing about their true identities. They’d been adopted by ordinary American families and grown up in ordinary American suburbs, playing video games and soccer, trading Pokémon cards, shooting hoops in their driveways. They had no way of knowing that their ordinary lives were ordinary only because they were in Damaged Time—time itself, trying to heal, had kept both sides of the battling time travelers out.

    But Damaged Time had ended. And JB and his enemies, Gary and Hodge, immediately swooped in, each side eager to finish what they’d started.

    And that, boys and girls, is how I came to be lying in the dark in the fifteenth century, Jonah thought, his mind working a little better now. That “boys and girls” line was imitating someone, someone on TV probably.

    Someone who wouldn’t be born for another five hundred years.

    A wave of nausea flowed over Jonah. He wasn’t sure if it was because it’d just sunk in that he was hundreds of years out of place, or if it was because his senses were working better now and he’d just realized that the fifteenth century reeked. A smell of mold and decay and—what was that, rotting meat?—surrounded him. And his nose brought him the first fact he was sure of about the fifteenth century: Whatever else was happening then, no one had modern flush toilets yet.

    “Where is that Elucidator?” Chip demanded. He was feeling around on the floor now. “JB, you’ve got to tell me the truth. Who am I?”

    “Well, it’s kind of a delicate situation,” JB hedged. “We shouldn’t be talking at all right now, until you’re sure that no one else can hear us. . . .”

    His voice trailed off to just a whisper, which Jonah could barely hear. Why was Jonah having so many problems? He’d been holding the Elucidator—he ought to be able to tell Chip where it was. But his hands felt too numb to be sure if he was still clutching anything or not.

    Meanwhile, Chip seemed perfectly capable of sliding his hands all around, groping all along the stones of the floor. He nudged first Jonah, then, apparently, Katherine. Jonah could hear her moaning softly, as if she felt every bit as miserable as Jonah did.

    “So help me, JB. If you don’t tell me who I am, right now,” Chip fumed, “I’ll scream so loud that people will hear me in two centuries!”

    “No, don’t,” JB begged. “I’ll tell you. Just be quiet. You’re . . . you’re . . .”

    “Yes?” Chip said, his voice rising threateningly.

    “It’s hard to pinpoint the date, exactly, since the three of you took the Elucidator, and that may have thrown some things off, but I think it’s probably safe to say, given when you should have landed, that you’re . . . um . . .”

    “Tell me!”

    “I think, right now, you’re the king of England.”

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    Sent 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 491 reviews.
    livelaughlove4evr More than 1 year ago
    I found the first book, Found, last year and LOVED it! So when I went to the bookstore and saw that the second one was out, I was really excited. I finished this book in less than a day. The characters are great and they really do develop over time. This was just one of those books I couldnt put down. Margaret Peterson Haddix is one of my favorite authors. I have read many other books by her such as the Shadow Children Series. She is an amazing author. Now i just have to wait until the next one!
    Sierra_am More than 1 year ago
    I haven't read this particular book, but that does not mean that I can't be judge. All of Margret Peterson Haddix's books are amazing, inspiring, and always interesting. When you pick up the book, no matter who you are, you will NOT put it down. I started with the popular series, "The Shadow Children Series" in fourth grade. After that I couldn't get away from the thrilling numbers of books that Haddix has written. It is always a amazing book that you will never forget. Haddix never lets you down. To all aged writers this book will inspire you to write. Write and never stop. Haddix's books take you on a adventure that you wish to be never ending. And last, Haddix book's are interesting. You don't only enjoy, you learn. And you have a fun time doing it! Thats why I know, this book will be GREAT and I can't wait till I get it! The Haddix books are not a waist of time, they are something you defiantly want to stop for.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    When you start this book, you wont be able to put it down. I finished this book last night at one in the morning. If you liked found you should love this. And dont listen to the haters that say this book sucks.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago READ IT/THEM
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I loved this book!!!! Dont read just the beginning and say its boring. I admit the beginning is a little slow, but the best is yet to come. Dont comment bad unless yoy read the whole book
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Whoa man what a cool book u must be a pretty cool kid to read this=)
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I read the first book of the series, FOUND, and it was beyond my dreams. Now I am reading SENT, and so far, it is going kind of boring, but i am only on page 117. Maybe it will get better. I am planning to read the whole series. Bye PEEPS! :D
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This was an awsome book. My favorite part was when they were at the battle. I defintley recomend it!
    Katelyn Burdick More than 1 year ago
    Fabulous read!
    jfoster_sf on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    Very disappointing. I really liked the first book, but just couldn't get into book two.
    ken1952 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    Second in The Missing series. Not as much of a page-turner as the first one, but still enjoyable. Don't know if I'll go on to the third.
    Pollifax on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    I loved this book although i found it to be slightly confusing at times but the more i read the more it made sense I found it to be very thrilling and suspenseful I didn't want to put it down . the same with the others in its series Sabotaged and her newest one Torn
    snowbank247 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    i think its very interesting!
    vibrantminds on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    The second in a series of books that deals with missing children of the past. In this book Jonah and Katherine, his sister, along with Chip and Alex are thrown back in time to the 15th century. Chip and Alex were heirs to the throne in England but were removed or saved from their demise when they were stolen in time. Now Jonah and Katherine must save them from their doom and bring them back to modern day without changing the past.
    DaAy1005 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    A great sequel to the first book in the series "Found". I liked reading this book a lot because it was very action packed and exciting. I don't think it was quite as good as the first, but definitely a close call.
    BoundTogetherForGood on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    Sent is the second book in the "Missing" series of juvenile fiction. I read the first book in May 2011. This book takes Jonah and his sister Katherine and two of their friends on a quest into the past, literally, via time travel.It's a bit of a heavy topic for kids. Goodness, it's a rare book about time travel that doesn't find me arguing against it being possible. I must have outgrown that annoying trait though, or else my love of The Time Traveler's Wife and Back to the Future caused me to just get a grip and go along for the ride!The premise for this series is that some children were removed from their proper time in the past because of what appeared to be inevitable death; another heavy topic.The author manages to handle both topics in such a way that it makes for fun reading, action, and a bit of historical context for young readers.Our sons are reading these books. Matt, age 10, read the first book and insisted I begin it! I love that! So, yes, I am along for the ride! I will probably try to start reading book 3 as soon as I am able. W hen will that be?
    ALindelof on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    Jounh and Chip are stuck in time and they have to fix it. They aerch throgh england trying to find a way out. This book would be good for people that like history and adventure books.
    asomers on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    I would have liked to have known more about the period of history the characters are sent to, before I began the story. I wish the author would have set the stage a little by giving some brief comments about the time period as an introduction to the story. Overall, I thought that it was a worthy contribution to time-travel fiction.
    skier123 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    Chip, Alex, Jonah, and Katherine are stuck in time. They are in the fourteenth century. Will they get back to their time?
    epbee on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    Sometimes I hate reading a book that just came out, because now I have to wait forever for the next in the series, haha. I'm really enjoying this sci fi/historical fiction by Haddix. I bought book one during the bookfair and I wanted to test it out before cataloging it for the kiddos and right after I had to purchase Sent. I love a good mystery, and by creating a Historical Mystery brought about by Science Fiction means (time machines) this one has really hooked me.
    lilibrarian on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    Book 2 in the Missing series, where Jonah, Chip, Katherine and Alex find themselves in England in 1483, where Chip and Alex are the royal princes.
    mysteena on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    Part #2 in The Missing series--can the kids fix time and still stay remain in the present? Part history lesson, part sci-fi, this is a page-turner that will keep you entertained from start to finish!
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    I loved it read it in a few days
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Kiss your hand post this on three other books and wake up with an i phone under your pillow