Revealed (The Missing)
Margaret Peterson Haddix
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After a mysterious appearance by Charles Lindbergh, it’s up to Jonah to save his town in the seventh book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “plenty of fun and great for history teachers as well.”
It’s morning as usual at the Skidmore household—until Charles Lindbergh, the famous historical pilot, appears in their living room. Jonah can hardly believe his eyes—and then Lindbergh grabs Katherine and vanishes again. And that’s not all. Chip, Andrea, and all the other children from the plane have disappeared too. And worst of all, Jonah’s parents and all the other adults in his town have de-aged into children.
Jonah is the only one left, and the only one who can save everyone. With the help of de-aged JB and Angela, he has to collect the clues. And they lead directly back to Gary and Hodge, and a terrible plot that could mean the end of everything Jonah has ever loved. Can Jonah put the pieces together before time runs out?
flashed the words, NO CAN DO. Oh no, Jonah thought, little prickles of panicky sweat breaking out on his forehead. On his trip to 1918 he and Katherine and their friends had had to use a severely limited Elucidator set up to manipulate them into doing only what Gary and Hodge wanted. Of course Gary and Hodge wouldn’t have handed Charles Lindbergh an Elucidator that unlocked all the possibilities of time travel for him. Of course they wouldn’t have let him have that much power. Of course they
bizarrely dressed kids holding bizarrely dressed babies? “Put it someplace safe—your pocket or your purse or someplace like that,” Jonah said. “It’s really important. Don’t forget.” “All right,” Angela said, and at least she did move the letter off the ledge and down closer to her computer. “You’ll understand all this later on,” Jonah said, and something changed in Angela’s smile: It started looking more suspicious. More like what Jonah had seen on Angela’s face the first time he’d met her.
his Elucidator. YES, the Elucidator said. It began showing another scene, though this one held the words “NOT ACTUAL EVENTS—DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY” stamped across the screen. Behind those words Charles Lindbergh took off from the airport back home in the airplane with thirty-six babies in the passenger seats—baby Katherine, plus all the original babies on the plane except Jonah. Lindbergh landed the plane a split second later in a place so brightly lit that Jonah could make out only one
she’d seen, and it had taken thirteen years before she’d gotten anything resembling an answer. She’d also had to risk her life to help Jonah and Katherine and the other kids. The phone rang. And rang. And rang. “Crud!” Jonah exclaimed, hanging up. Next he tried calling his friend Chip. Chip hadn’t been on as many time-travel trips as Jonah, but in Chip’s original identity—which he at least knew, and had relived part of—he’d been a king of England in the Middle Ages. Jonah could use a king
guess,” she said, sounding as solemn as a judge. She leaned in close and whispered conspiratorially. “Sometimes I think Mommy and Daddy make one of you play with me so I don’t get my feelings hurt. They make you take turns.” This actually makes sense, Jonah thought. Because she wouldn’t have any memories of Jordan and me both playing with her at the same time. Jonah didn’t think he spent too long pondering this. But the next time he glanced toward Katherine, she looked about eight—maybe nine.