Review. Torn: The Missing, Book 4. by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Thirteen-year- old Jonah longs for a normal life again. Ever since he found. Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Jonah and Katherine embark on a chilling journey to discover the Northwest Passage in this new installment of the New. Torn (The Missing) [Margaret Peterson Haddix] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jonah and Katherine embark on a chilling journey to.

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Preview — Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix. But things are messed up: Will this new version of history replace the real past? Is this the end of time as we know it?

With more at stake than ever before, Jonah and Katherine struggle to unravel the mysteries of and the Hudson Passage Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Tornplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Aug 02, Nerd-Light-Books rated it liked it.

After a tip from the author on her facebook page, I put my name in, and I got an advanced copy of this book! I was SO excited! I really love this series. This book haddic part of a series. If you have not read Found, Sent and Sabotaged, read on at your own risk!

Jonah and Katherine have been hurled through time yet again, and they have no idea where or when they are at first. Jonah must disguise After a tip from the author on her facebook page, I put my name in, and I got an advanced copy of this book!

Jonah and Katherine are thrust from one life-threatening situation to another in this fast paced tale. In the past their missions have been to set history back on course, so that is what they set out to do once again, but they soon discover that someone is working against them. Time is very near collapsing, causing the end of all things past, forn, and future. Will Jonah and Katherine be able to stop it? I love the idea of this series: Missing children stolen from the point in time before they were lost, brought to the future and raised by foster parents as modern day kids.

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Just unraveling the mystery which sets up the rest of the series kept me completely enthralled. Several characters go back in time to England during the War of the Roses in the second book, Sent. I love this period of history, and again, I was very entertained and captivated by the story. In book three, Sabotaged, the characters travel back to the site of the Roanoke colony, but another element is introduced to the series as well.

A villain from the future named Second, who is on a mission to make his own version of history, steps in to really complicate things.


The real mystery is actually very interesting. Jonah and Katherine enter another version of history very early on in the book because Second makes changes and sets history on a new course. So Torn was lacking one of the things I hadidx about the series, a way to learn about an actual historical event. The events in Torn were mostly created by Haddix. And the facts and tidbits that were true were things that I already knew. I will say, however, that I think most middle grade readers could learn something of history by reading this book.

Younger readers have probably not read the amount of historical fiction I have or taken the advanced history classes that I have for that matter. Her characters are very distinct and likable. That is not the case in The Missing series. Although there are times when I question how much these kids remember about their social studies classes. They must have awesome teachers at that school! The haddiz of the story is also excellent.

It keeps moving at a fast clip. So far every book in this series has kept me guessing about what will happen right up until the very end. I have become a very analytical reader. This series should not be read out of order.

Torn (The Missing, Book 4), by Margaret Peterson Haddix, 2011, Book Review

So hopefully anyone reading Torn will have already read books one through three. The people reading this book are probably already fans, and if you are a fan of the Missing series, you will appreciate Torn for what it is: Yes, there are three more books in this series, and I am very glad for that. I just hope the next one happens in a more interesting time and place.

I read this immediately after the confusing previous book, Sabotaged. And this good is not that good nor so bad but still good view spoiler [there are two version of realities already!

Mar 27, Sabrina rated it liked it. It has been a long time since I have read a book by Haddix, primarily because her last installment in the series was Nevertheless, I grabbed the copy and rushed home to finish the novel within a couple of hours.

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I had hoped haddox Ms. Haddix would blow me away as she did with her other novels such as Double Identity. I was not blown away. More like a tiny little wind that “There’s another one” was the first thing that came to my mind when I stumbled upon this book at my library!

More like a tiny little wind that had only enough power to make a pinwheel spin. I am not saying it was a terrible book, it was good. It just wasn’t as good as it could have been. Maybe I had too high expectations or perhaps I was in a fowl mood but for whatever reason, I found Torn to be boring and dull. After the disappoinment from the last novel, I was in strong hopes that this fourth installment would capture my interest but it didn’t. Honestly, it seems that with the increase in novels, there is a decrease in interest.

Then again, this novel is directed towards elementary and middle school children so perhaps my being in high school tlrn my opinion on such book.


But I do not think it should matter because I did enjoy the first of her series. On the other side, my age did not help me understand some of the time travel smarty-pants things.

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I enjoyed that scientific part of the novel but I mainly nodded my head and pretended to understand when honestly, I had no clue what the paragraph meant. It’s probably just me, I did feel stupid that day. Enough of all that negativity! This tofn did earn 3 out of 5 stars!

Because despite my disappoint, the historical facts and the plot line were not bad. The character development of Jonah and Katherine was better, you can notice the book becoming more mature. And the suspense is all still there even if the majority of the humor is robbed. Jonah and Katherine are once again going through time and somehow end up on Henry Hudson’s ship, Destiny and things are in chaos! Jonah is apparently John Hudson’s son and Katherine, get this, can become invisible!

I remember that special power, it still makes me smile at the ingenious of it! This time, she really is invisible though! As always, the pair go through various obstacles and challenges, all in an attempt to fix history and essentialy time. With the paradoxes and all that other science-things, time is threatened of being destroyed baddix Jonah and Katherine can save it! I learned a lot because of this book, which is a mega plus!

I do love history but I have never once heard of Henry Hudson I’m Canadian so that might be a factor as to why I have not learned about hasdix. Well, as in all of the Missing series, Haddix cleverly incorporates history into fiction to make haddux novel both educational and fun!

Haddix approaches this in a clever yet interesting way. The characters, as always, were fantastic! As always, Jonah is my favorite but Katherine is a close second! I hadddix pleased that Jonah rorn 13 and he acts that way too, not overly mature or idiotic. I am not going to reveal any spoilers but I will say that many unanswered questions regarding Jonah’s and Katherine’s story is resolved however, new ones are todn. Haddix seems to enjoy suspense because she even made me want to know the answer!

What I truly enjoyed was all the twists and turns the plot took! As always, I didn’t know what to expect and this unpredictable plot made the entire novel much more satasfying. I thought I knew was going to hadddix and then something completely different happens and this sudden surprise is good! If only she spicened up some details, added some better dialogue and perhaps went a bit deeper tor the historical aspect, this book would have been a winner!