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Hebrew magic amulets o4 stars Margaret Peterson Haddix is an author that s been around since I was a child I rememberne f my elementary school teachers reading her book Running Out f Time ut loud to my class and loving it so much I begged my mom to go to the bookstore to buy it so I could read it again Flash forward twenty years r so and I m a children s librarian now When I saw she had this new book coming هذه بلادنا: الجواء out I was intrigued by the cover yes I read book basedn covers everyone does I placed a hold Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom on the audiobook and listened to itn my work commuteI don t want to give many spoilers away and it s easy to do so I won t say much about the plot Three siblings hear n the news that three ther children with the same names and born n the same date are kidnapped Their mother begins acting weird and then disappears With the help f a girl named Natalie the three children search their home and mother s Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith office for clues as to where she went and whyI really enjoyed this book I think it s a great middle grade read There s a girl who loves math and science yay a responsiblelder brother and an endearing younger brother This book was very much about what we are capable f doing when we all work together and that every family has secrets muahahaha It does end n a cliffhanger so if you are n the fence I would wait to read it until the next book comes ut in about 6 7 months from when I am posting this reviewFollow me n Facebook Blog Instagram Twitter The story begins when the children come home ne day to find their mother a bit distraught Something is clearly bothering her as she listens to the TV The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD or radio where they are stating that three children have been kidnapped three siblings from Arizona with identical first and middle names as well as agesbirth datesf each f the Greystone children That night Chess verhears his mom talking to someone named Joe saying he needed to fix it The next day when the kids get up to go to school their mom tells them she has a business trip in Chicago she needs to go n and will be gone for a few days but she has found someone to take care f them the mother f another student Things are strange as they nly receive texts from their mom Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse on the first day gone but the kids very uickly discover that their mom has prewritten the texts and timed when they will be sentut with the last Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations one saying that she is sorry she can t come back homeBefore reading this book I readne review that said it was best to go into this story blind I can somewhat see what they might be saying but sometimes it s nice to know at least what sub genre you might be picking up Historical fiction Fantasy This ne is very unusual to me because it touches a r
subject in science that "Can Be Difficult To Relay To The " be difficult to relay to the even in adult books in science fiction that can be difficult to relay to the readers even in adult books reading it my immediate thoughts reminded me f A Wrinkle in Time While The Strangers is clearly not the same book it reminded me f when I was in 5th grade watching the book through a film projector not a movie but scenes Told in alternating points f view from Chess Emma and Finn Greystone Greystone Secrets #1 The Strangers is the beginning f a new page turning adventure that examines assumptions about identity family and home from the master f middle grade suspenseWhat makes you youThe Greystone kids thought they knew Chess has always been the. Th their exact same names
"Which Definitely Creeps These Kids "definitely creeps these kids The day after that happens their mom announces that she s going n an unexpected business trip and doesn t know when she ll come back The Greystone kids then go to live with a woman who used to be friends with their mom
and who has a daughter Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, of herwn Natalie From there they start who has a daughter The Sporty Game of herwn Natalie From there they start notice a bunch American Yakuza II of screwy things goingn and decide to investigate sending the four kids Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders on this crazy missionOkay I can t say too much without giving away spoilers and believe me you do not want to get spoilers for this book but think Nickelodeon s mystery series HUNTER STREET meets Netflix s STRANGER THINGSBut yeah all in all definitelyne Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise of my favorite Haddix books and definitely purchasing when it gets released My recommendation to anyone who wants to read this book is to go in almost completely blind This book is like a puzzle Trying to put the pieces together as you read this book is half the fun I ll confess that my theory didn t panut but I did still enjoy itIf you have read any Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing other Haddix book you are going to enjoy thisne This book has mystery and intrigue in abundance So much so that I had a hard time putting it down even when it too late in the night and later too early in the morning Though I lost some interest in the book after the puzzle was solved What happens when three kids read about the kidnapping Blood Love of threether kids all with their names and exact ages The premise f the first volume in this middle grade series was promising and although the middle lagged uite a bit the ending was pretty spectacular Thank you so much Katherine Tegan Books at HarperCollins for providing me an eARC from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest reviewdnfed at 60%175 5 stars The Greystone children have always had a happy close relationship with their mother When a kidnapping ccurs that hits too close to home all things become chaotic for this family The Greystone children are separated from their mother after she mysteriously goes away for work and they are left to hunt for answersI really tried to enjoy this ne but I just could not There was nothing uniue about the children and it was so hard to differentiate who was who I could not remember which personality traits went with each child As I read each chapter I could not remember which child s POV was being used I thought that all the characters were so bland and the mystery was extremely lacking I was intrigued by the mystery as well as few things that ccur ultimately though the mystery was not that great to me While the mystery is interesting not much happens in this story When all the elements are #Combined Together It S #together it s not enough to hold my interest despite f how much I wish it wouldI gave this book a fair shot but it just was not for me I think this book would be a good middle grade for those just entering a middle grade reading transition However I have read amazing middle grade that I adore so age difference is not the main issue for me and this boo. Kids reach the Greystone family This bizarre coincidence makes them wonder Who exactly are these strangers Before Chess Emma and Finn can uestion their mom about it she takes ff n a mysterious work trip But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes hidden rooms and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.