If you haven’t read the first two books in this series, Found and Sent, proceed at your own risk! You need to read the first two books to understand what is going on in this one.
In Sabotaged, Jonah and his sister, Katherine, are once again trying to fix time. This go-round, they’re attempting to help Andrea, one of the missing children from history, get back to her original time to fix whatever needs fixing. And who is Andrea, you ask? She’s really Virginia Dare, presumably the first child born in the Americas to English parents in the “lost colony” at Roanoke Island.
Jonah, Katherine, Andrea/Virginia, and a dog named Dare begin their journey back in time with the help of their guide, JB. Almost immediately, however, things begin to go wrong. Their only source of communication with JB disappears, they seem to land in the wrong place and time, and things are just not going the way they’re supposed to. What has happened? How can they get back to the 21st century? What are they supposed to do?
As events unfold, it becomes clearer and clearer that JB may not be the one “guiding” Jonah, Katherine, and Andrea/Virginia. There is a more sinister plot afoot, a plot that could impact the flow of history. Who has sabotaged this mission? Does JB know anything about it? If not, how can Jonah and the gang possibly get out of this predicament? Read Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson Haddix to find out.
The author’s note at the end of the book shed a lot of light on the subject matter of Virgiana Dare and the Roanoke colony. (I probably should have read this first.) Haddix really did her research on Virginia Dare, the Roanoke colony, and early settlements in North America.
The fourth book in this series, Torn, is already out, and it is on my “to-read” list (which is about two miles long at this point). I hope to read it soon.
For more information on The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix, visit http://www.haddixbooks.com/home.html.