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Have You Been Sent? New book from The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix August 25, 2009

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IMG_2480 Cover to Cover hosted Margaret Peterson Haddix (read her interview with me from last winter) to celebrate the release of her newest book Sent: The Missing Book 2.

This great author did a little reading for us from the book and then answered questions from the audience.

Fun things I found out from the Q & A:

The Missing series is planned for 7 books (just like Shadow Children) tenatively titled

1-Found: The Missing book 1







  • She is currently working on the 10th and final The 39 Clues book. It’s a little challenging when she hasn’t seen the final drafts of book 8 or 9. The every 3 month book release for the series makes for tough deadlines!
  • The Shadow Children television pilot/series has been put on hold indefinitely due to the writer’s strike and then the recession
  • While she chose to drop the lawsuit with movie The Village there have been some summer reading programs where kids read Running Out of Time and then watched The Village to decide if she’d been wronged.
  • She is really looking forward to reading The Hunger Game‘s sequel Catching Fire (blog post) and Graceling’s (blog post) sequel Fire by Cristin Cashore.


Duh to both of us for covering up the title! What were we thinking?

Here’s my copy of Sent. Now, do I let a student read it first since I just started The Sorceress?

The kids and I also picked up a paperback copy of Found (for my daughter) and a copy of Found and Sent for our friend Christopher.

Yet another great author event from Cover to Cover (best children’s bookstore ever!)


55 Responses to “Have You Been Sent? New book from The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix”

  1. Shelby Says:

    Oh my god! i love this series! i read found now im on page 36 of sent cant wait for the next books 🙂 ❤ ahhh

  2. Lucy Says:

    When is Sabotage coming out?

  3. Rachel Says:

    OMG! I love these books so much!!! You are like the best author ever!!! Your books are amazing with the characters and they way you put stories together!!! 😀

    • Jacob Says:

      Who knows when stranded is comin out!!! I NEED to know!!!!

    • Terps Says:

      i know i actually have a calender to count down to the missing series, Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Hunger Games. If hunger games gets a movie, i think Found should to. Just think about all the great special effects there could be.

  4. megan Says:


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  6. megan Says:

    i loved sent and found they are the best books ever! i cant wait for book 3!

  7. michelle Says:


  8. Elizabeth Says:

    i love this book chip and katherine best couple ever i hope the next book is even better

  9. Grace Says:

    Sabotage comes out August 24,2010, not April 24,2010. The missing books are sooooo good! I love them!

  10. Grace Says:

    The Missing books are soooo good! I love them!

  11. Cameron Says:

    I really hope that the guy who lets them go back in time to make things right lets Chip go. He is really cool and I don’t think the book would be as funny without Chip. He just has a really funny personality!!!!

  12. Sarina Says:

    Omg cant wait for the third book! also cant wait for the third book in “the hunger games”-(title of firt book) series that comes out on august 20! (close date) and i wanna read the second and third book in the chaos walking series! the first book in that one is called “the knife of never letting go” it is awesome! so im gonna read: the rest of this series (when they all come out) book three in hunger games: “mockingjay”, and books 2 and 3 in chaos walking: “the ask and the answers” and “monster of men”

    • bestbookihavenotread Says:

      I will have to read The Chaos Walking series. I keep picking it up to read and get way-laid. Thanks!

  13. lexy Says:

    i love the books st and 2nd

  14. hannah Says:

    I love these books! They’re so good that after you start reading, it’s impossible to put them down untill you finish.

  15. laura Says:

    I cant wait, only two more days till sabatoge comes out. Margaret Peterson Haddix is my favorite author. i have read and reread all of her books and almost all of them i loved. i finished running out of time in only one day. Im sad though that this is a new series and its going to take so long to finish because im 13 now and by the time the books are finished ill probably not be intrested anymore. U rock Margaret

  16. laura Says:

    oh and sorry Margaret but even though i loved the shodow children sequence and most all of your books, not even you can beat the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Go Camp Half Blood!

    • Nadine Says:

      i luv this series, but Margaret i thought that the third book was lacking something. but wut an incredible ending, it still doesnt top Percy Jackson and the Olympians. but i cant wait for the next book in the missing series

  17. Alexis Says:

    Does Anyone Know When The 4th Book , Stranded , Is Goinnng To Come Ouut ? I HATE Reaading , But I Am Addicted To The Missing Series(:

  18. Emily Says:

    I tremedsously fell in love with the Missing series books. I want to know when the 4th book is coming out. I didn’t even realize she made Sabotage a month ago! I just finished reading it like 5 minutes ago and i want to read the 4th one!!! DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THE 4TH BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO COME OUT????!!!! i rlly want to read the next couple. Thank you and please answer my question!

    • Aaron Says:

      it will come out on August 23 2011. I just finished reading Sabotaged just a couple of minutes ago and i am going crazy wanting to read the 4th book torn cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • lettuce Says:

        Are you serious?! It comes out this august?! OMG I cant wait at aaaaaaall! I just finished reading the the third book, sabotage, it was AWESOME! I cant beleive theres going to be 7 of these books! Now I dont have to wonder and go undercover to find out if there will be a next,
        THANK YOU SOOO MUCH AARON! Oh, and sorry youve been waiting since january.

  19. sakib Says:

    can you please tell me the name of the 4th book of messing series i finished the third and cant wait till the 4th can you please publish it fast and how many books will be there in missing series. I LOVE THEM

  20. Haili Says:

    these books are amazing! My little brothers are adopted and it’s not very often you find something that’s not all like “The face on the milk carton” (yeah, I know janie wasn’t really adopted…but you get what i mean…sappy adoption stories…) All of Margaret Peterson Haddix’s books are AMAZING! I loved the Shadow Children Sequence. What’s really creepy is I wrote a story about abortion called “The Missing” and it has 4th Children, not 3rd Children in it and I swear i didn’t copy. It’s purely coincidental but at the same time creepy.

  21. me 22 Says:

    And yes i know i need more exclamation points but i just finnished sabatoshed and it realy levs you hanging lik over a oit of sharp stons and poisanes snakes on a rope thats about to break cind of hanging(hear are the exclamation points !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  22. bmazoka Says:

    I can’t wait for book 4

  23. barobers Says:

    when is stranded coming out

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  25. Aaron Says:

    i love her books. i just finished sabotaged and it was really good and i cannot wait until her new one Torn. Cant wait until August when it comes out!!!!!!

  26. sam Says:

    i have one question has the fourth book in the missing series came out yet if so do you no where i can get it.

  27. andrean Says:

    The book 4 of ‘the missing’ is coming out august 21 of 2011, or so I heard.

  28. Melanie Says:

    When is the 4th book coming out? Or is it already out?
    I’m so anxious!

  29. cupcake 101 Says:

    when is Stranded coming out!!! i want it to come out sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad!

  30. Wantsmore!24 Says:

    i have finished the 1,2, and 3 books over the past few days. Does anybody know where i can find the rest of the series??
    p.s. I’m desprate for more thrilling excitement!!

  31. Cecilia Says:

    Guys, the fourth book is called Torn, not Stranded. (Yes, I know what it says in the article) and I know this for a fact because I bought the book.

  32. Zachary Says:

    When are book 5, 6, and 7 coming out? I already read: Found, Sent, Sabotaged, and Torn. Can’t wait for more 😀 Thanks for reading.

    – Zachary A. Plotkin

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