Friday, May 31, 2019

REVIEW: Revealed by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Revealed (The Missing, #7)

After a mysterious cameo from 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?

NOTE: This is the seventh book in a series.

I remember a time Before Goodreads when I had a small piece of paper taped to my bookcase of all of the release dates for the next books in series. I remember writing the release date for Revealed and thinking "2014! Boy, that's so long from now! I'll be done with high school then!" Well, it's now 2019 and I finally got around to reading this book. My younger self would be upset with me, but even though it took a while for me to put up this book, I was not disappointed.

When I read Risked the other day I was disappointed for some reason. It was good, but I did not feel like a whole lot happened. In this book, so much happens! I feel like it is so hard to really go into details on what happened in this book because there are a lot more complicated elements in this book (and I'll sound crazy trying to explain it)! There's a lot more time travel and so many paradoxes and running around through time that my head was spinning! There were elements rooted in history, but this book was a lot different than the other books in the series! Jonah isn't helping another child in their time period, he's trying to save his sister and fix time and a whole lot of other stuff! I'm actually really impressed by all of the timelines and I'm honestly curious how Haddix kept track of everything! Sometimes I was so confused that I wasn't sure what was real and what wasn't and I got tired of things getting explained to me rather than actually seeing some parts, that's why this doesn't have a full five stars, but I am impressed by how time travel was used in this book.

There is so much of a greater focus on Jonah in this book and I think he makes a much more dynamic character in this book than he was in Risked. Part of the reason I was so excited to read this book those years ago was the fact that I knew from the title that this was going to be the book where Jonah's historical identity was going to be, well, revealed. And, yeah, that does happen, but Jonah's historical identity is not a big part of himself. The main reason why there is growth in his character in this book is that he has to do almost everything in this book himself. He does not have Katherine or Chip. He does not have his parents. He has JB and Angela for a little bit, but he does most of the time fixing himself. It is very difficult for him and very frightening/stressful at times, but it really showed his courage and ingenuity.


Overall, there was a lot in this book and it's a lot to process. I'm not sure what happened at points. This seems like a great finale to a great series, but it's not the last book. There's another book. I'm curious what the next one is about because it seems like things are fixed, but I'm sure there's going to be some more trouble and I look forward to reading the actual finale to the series.

I hereby give this book

4 Stars!

Meaning: I really liked this book!

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