©2008 Margaret Peterson Haddix; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
I'm a middle school English teacher and mother of one teen girl. I tend to read paper copies of YA books and listen to books for adults.
There's no doubt - Haddix knows how to craft a good story. She starts with a mysterious plane suddenly appearing at an airport, filled with 36 unattended babies. Then we jump ahead 13 years to these adopted children who all start receiving warning letters that "They're coming back for you." The FBI is also involved. The book is filled with cliff hangers that make you want to keep listening. There's a lot of dialogue and thinking - with less action than Haddix fans might be accustomed to. At the end, you realize that this book was written to set up a whole series to come. A reader could easily skip it and move on to book 2.
Having read the book years ago, I preferred the print version, just so I could go back a few times when my mind wanders. This was a good audio listen, though.
I like time travel stories, so the entire concept was fun, but my son really liked the image of a plane full of babies!
Looking forward to the next book in this series!
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