Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix - ESSENTIAL

The Strangers (Greystone Secrets #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix, 416 pages.   Katherine Tegen (Harper), APRIL 2019.  $18.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG



Finn, 8yo, Emma, 10yo, and Chess (Rochester), 12yo, live with their mother; their father died several years earlier.  Their life is quiet and loving – until the day they here about three children who were kidnapped – named Finn, Emma, and Rocky (Rochester) – the exact same names, the exact same birthdates, and even the exact same mother -- ? Now Mo has to go away for work and the children are staying with strangers – Ms. Morales and her angry daughter Natalie.  The kids can feel that something is wrong with their mother.  They are determined to unlock the secrets she left behind and Natalie insists she can help.  When they do figure out the first secret, they could have never anticipated where it would lead them.  

Even without the #1 in the title, you knew this had to be a series!  And you will be on tenterhooks until #2 is published.  Haddix brings high energy and excellent mystery-solving to the table.  

Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS

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