Margaret Peterson Haddix Books In Order

Publication Order of Shadow Children Books

Among the Hidden (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among the Impostors (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among the Betrayed (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among the Barons (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among the Brave (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among the Enemy (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among the Free (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Palace Chronicles Books

Just Ella (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Palace of Mirrors (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Palace of Lies (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Missing Books

Found (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sent (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabotaged (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Torn (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caught (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sought (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Risked (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revealed (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rescued (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redeemed (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Under Their Skin Books

Under Their Skin (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Running Out of Time (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leaving Fishers (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turnabout (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl With 500 Middle Names (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Takeoffs and Landings (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because of Anya (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape From Memory (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say What (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House on the Gulf (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Identity (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dexter the Tough (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uprising (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claim to Fame (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Gauntlet (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Always War (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Game Changer (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Ride (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of Exile (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Margaret Peterson Haddix:

Margaret Peterson Haddix is an American author of fiction, born in the year 1964, Margaret Haddix lived her childhood on a farm in Ohio, but even at that early time in her life she wanted to be an author. It seems at that time she believed it to be more of a super hero type career, not one that anyone she actually knew did. Margaret’s father was a farmer; he raised many types of grains (corn, wheat, etc.) and also raised livestock. She grew up with her parents (her mother worked as a nurse) and her two brothers and one sister. Margaret went to college in Ohio also, Miami University (yes, really in Ohio!), she studied history, English, Journalism, and creative writing. Margaret held several different writing jobs before she began writing novels full time; she was a copy editor and also a reporter for two different newspapers in Indiana, and worked teaching at a community college and as a freelance writer in Illinois. Margaret has lived in a few places in Indiana and Ohio, one place in Pennsylvania, and in college spent one semester in Luxembourg. She now lives in Columbus Ohio; she is married and also has a son and a daughter.


Margaret’s first published novel Running Out of Time was released in 1995. She has now published a total of thirty three books, two of which were just released in 2013. Margaret notes that she always has ideas and half written books rumbling around on paper or even in her head. When she is asked about why she writes she simply states that she just simply loves books and loves to explore interesting ideas and characters. Margaret’s two series, The Shadow Children Series and The Missing Series, both of these are followed by hordes of fans all over the world. The series The Missing revolves around children from history, the children were taken be advanced time travelers to a future date and time by accident (they are taken and left in the future as babies). Jonah is one of these children and so is Katherine, his sister. They are tasked with the chore of helping to get the other kids who are misplaced back to the right places. The series Shadow Children includes a total of seven books and explores a government regime in which any child who is not born first or second is to be eliminated.

Awards and Praise

Margaret Haddix has a long list of praise and accolades but she is most well known for her two series The Shadow Children and The Missing. She has been the top reader’s choice in many states and has also received high awards in the category of children’s and young adult books. Margaret has always loved writing and that is its own reward as well.

Margaret Peterson Haddix Early Works

Because of Anya

When Margaret Haddix began writing Because of Anya, she had decided to write about alopecia but did not know anyone that had the disease. She did her research and read a great deal about it, she also contacted a local group and met and visited with a young eighth grader (who suffered from Alopecia) and her mother. Margaret was very grateful for their time and learned so much about a young girl suffering from the disease and that is what Because of Anya is about, a young girl who is dealing with having Alopecia and not having her hair. Anya is a young girl suffering with Alopecia and is the main character of Margaret Higgins book Because of Anya. The story is a story of friendship and is one with a moral, as many of Margaret Haddix are. Anya is forced to face her disease and the loss of her hair and must figure out how to find her confidence, and she finds help in an unexpected place.

The House on the Gulf

Margaret Haddix (in a not a-typical fashion for her) finds a good combination of intrigue and suspense. The story follows a strongly grounded plot in an exciting, twisting, unexpected way. That it is written in the first person (by the younger sister named Britt) only adds to the anticipation of the story.

The story involved two main characters, a young 12 year old girl named Britt and her older brother (16) Bran. They have been living with just there mother and you could say that things have been kind of tough. So when Bran gets a cushy job keeping up a house in Florida for an elderly couple, it seems like they might just be catching a break. The family will be able to move in and the kid’s mom will be able to finish college courses. Britt is excited to be living in a real house and it seems like it will be a great thing. That is, until things start to seem not so right after all. Britt gets a bad feeling about the family staying in the house, feeling very unsure about if they are actually meant to be staying there. She has seen Bran doing many things that seem suspicious to her, like making a rule that they are not able to visit or talk to any of their neighbors. As she starts poking around, Britt comes across some puzzling things and realizes that things are definitely not what they seem, or are supposed to be. She has many questions to ask her brother and many things to find out. The plot becomes more complicated as it becomes clear that Bran has done something wrong for perhaps the right reasons, and things just seem to spiral further and further downward as the lies pile up on top of each other and the trouble that he is in is ever increasing. Britt is stuck in quite the dilemma herself and struggles to figure out what the right answer is and what exactly she is going to do.

Margaret Higgins was involved in a myriad of hobbies and outside activities when she was young and gained knowledge of people places and experiences along the way. Margaret still lives in Ohio and enjoys many and various hobbies including things like reading (of course), traveling, museums, and she always enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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