Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm in Ohio. As a kid, she knew two girls who had the exact same first, middle, and last names and shared the same birthday--only one year apart--and she always thought that was bizarre. As an adult, Haddix worked as a newspaper reporter and copy editor in Indiana before her first book, Running Out of Time, was published. She has since written more than forty books for kids and teens, including the Greystone Secrets series, the Shadow Children series, the Missing series, the Children of Exile series, and lots of stand-alones. Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus, Ohio, where they raised their two kids. You can learn more about her at www.haddixbooks.com.
PRAISE FOR BOOK 1, THE STRANGERS: "A satisfying
third-person narrative that portrays the complex anxieties and
internal lives of close, caring family members grappling with a
single set of extraordinary circumstances--separately and together.
A secret-stacked, thrilling series opener about perception,
personal memories, and the idiosyncrasies that form individual
identities."--Publishers Weekly (starred
PRAISE FOR BOOK 2, THE DECEIVERS: Readers will have a ball scurrying through the secret passageways as the tense caper unfolds, but Haddix also gives plenty of page time to the kids' inner musings. Thus readers are ensured a rich mystery-adventure that will activate their brains and sense of empathy.
"A hair-raising, mind-twisting adventure full of intrigue, humor, and charm. The spunky, quirky Greystones are easy to cheer for and relate to, and I can't wait to see what happens next."--John David Anderson, author of Posted and Ms. Bixby's Last Day
"A highly suspenseful, delightfully clever thriller with a tinge of creepiness. Give yourself a few hours to calm down after you finish this gem!"--Lisa McMann, author of the Unwanteds Quests series
"Bestselling Haddix launches a new middle-grade series that blends adventure and sf elements into an engrossing mystery. The kidnapping alone could have made a compelling mystery, but Haddix throws in secret rooms, alternate realities, and a cliff-hanger ending to raise the stakes and delight fans new and old."--Booklist
"Haddix returns with another mystery/adventure/science-fiction hybrid filled with twists, turns, and political undertones in the nefarious intentions of the alternate world. This first installment ends expectedly with a cliffhanger that is sure to leave readers wanting more."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Maintains suspense from the beginning to the cliffhanger ending. A high-stakes adventure full of teamwork with a multifaceted mystery and complex themes."--Kirkus Reviews
"Masterfully plotted and filled with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns, you'll be racing toward the end--and begging for the next book. Put simply: this is Margaret Peterson Haddix at her absolute best."--Shannon Messenger, author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series
"Readers will come for the mystery, stay for the suspense, and linger in the Greystone kids' world long after the final page. The Strangrs will take readers on an amazing ride they will not soon forget."--Jennifer Nielsen, author of The Traitor's Game and The Ascendance Trilogy
"With more twists than a spiral staircase, The Strangers kept me up way past my bedtime! This thrilling, page-turning adventure will keep you reading, and keep you guessing. Full of codes and clues, love and logic, this book will make you a part of the Greystone family."--Amie Kaufman, author of the Elementals series
This sequel never slows in pace, thrusting the characters into new, treacherous mysteries. In this sequel, Haddix explores themes of honesty and love as the children compare their experiences to those in the alternate universe. A perilous, high-action plot--with a cliffhanger.--Kirkus Reviews