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M is for The Missing #AtoZ Challenge




Today we’re highlighting The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I love her Shadow Children series, which I am discussing with my tweenies at book club this week!



Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he’s never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who’s also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, “You are one of the missing.” The second one says, “Beware! They’re coming back to get you.”

Jonah, Chip, and Jonah’s sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere — and people who seem to appear and disappear at will. The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip’s lives.

Do Jonah and Chip have any choice in the matter? And what should they choose when both alternatives are horrifying?

With Found, Margaret Peterson Haddix begins a new series that promises to be every bit as suspenseful as her Shadow Children series — which has sold more than 41/2 million copies — and proves her, once again, to be a master of the page-turner.

Doesn’t that sound great?  Anyway that’s the information behind the series.  Here’s what’s up in The Missing: Torn.

Still reeling from their experiences in Roanoke in 1600, Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 only moments before a mutiny on Henry Hudson’s ship in the icy waters of James Bay. But things are messed up: they’ve lost the real John Hudson, and they find what seems to be the fabled Northwest Passage;even though they are pretty sure that that route doesn’t actually exist. 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 1611 and the Hudson Passage…before everything they know is lost.

Even more great, right?  I love the idea of the alternate history!

Have you read anything by Margaret Peterson Haddix? Let me know!

Challenges Young Adult

Wake by Amanda Hocking Super Quick GIVEAWAY

Amanda Hocking, author of




OMG you guys I am so excited about this next bit of news I can hardly keep it to myself.

I have a signed copy of  Amanda Hocking’s new book


to giveaway.



How do I know Amanda Hocking??

None of your business MandMand (my nickname for her) and I are besties and she’s coming to the Philadelphia area to visit me Towne Book Center & Cafe, Monday August 13th 2012 at 7 pm, which just happens to be where I’ll be. at. Neat, huh?

Here’s all ya gotta do:

Tweet this phrase: [email protected] I gotta get my hands on Amanda Hocking’s Wake @Townebookcenter


Can’t wait to read Amanda Hocking’s latest book Wake @Townebookcenter @Pamlovesbooks

As many times as you can without getting put (or putting someone)  in Twitter jail.

The person with the most entries WINS!

GIVEAWAY STARTS MIDNIGHT 8/9/2012 and is open to US and Canada only (apologies to any followers in Andorra or Iceland) and ENDS SUNDAY 8/12/2012 AT MIDNIGHT.

That’s a super fast turnaround folks so get going!!

Good luck and I hope you win!!