November 22, 2017

#BookReview: Children of Exile (Children of Exile, #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Children of Exile (Children of Exile, #1)For the past twelve years, adults called “Freds” have raised Rosi, her younger brother Bobo, and the other children of their town, saying it is too dangerous for them to stay with their parents, but now they are all being sent back. Since Rosi is the oldest, all the younger kids are looking to her with questions she doesn’t have the answers to. She’d always trusted the Freds completely, but now she’s not so sure.

And their home is nothing like she’d expected, like nothing the Freds had prepared them for. Will Rosi and the other kids be able to adjust to their new reality?




Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois. 

She has since written more than 25 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of TimeDon’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. DunphreyLeaving FishersJust EllaTurnaboutTakeoffs and LandingsThe Girl with 500 Middle NamesBecause of AnyaEscape from MemorySay What?The House on the GulfDouble IdentityDexter the ToughUprisingPalace of MirrorsClaim to Fame; the Shadow Children series; and the Missing series. She also wrote Into the Gauntlet, the tenth book in the 39 Clues series. Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and more than a dozen state reader’s choice awards.

Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus, Ohio, with their two children.

Something about this book was off for me. I think it was the "big" reveal. I just didn't like it. It didn't flow. The rest of the book was great. I really liked it. It's pretty dark too. I really wouldn't recommend this for young kids. There is some violence in it.I wish there was more explanations on somethings. Why was it called "Fred-town"? There could have been more to this book.

























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