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Sent: The Missing, Book 2

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Intriguing premise, but too much exposition.

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age 9+


Its really good. I read it, it is suspenseful and great for kids. I couldn't find a better way to learn history. I recommend it for adventure lovers!

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The first book in The Missing series, Found, was a page-turning suspense thriller; this second book has moments of that too, but they are broken up by lengthy exposition. Given the obscure (for children) historical setting and the importance of the real events to the plot, some exposition was certainly necessary, but author Margaret Haddix, who is brilliant at suspense, is less successful here, with explanations that are sometimes confusing and go on too long.

Nevertheless, that very complex and mysterious historical context gives this novel its fascination. It's like a deeper and more serious version of the '80s TV series Voyagers!, in which history must be corrected. Time travel, suspense, and deeply researched and thought-out historical complexity are a potent combination, and with 36 children trapped out of their times, this series should have a future nearly as long as its past.

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