93 pages 3 hours read

Margaret Peterson Haddix


Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2008

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Chapters 25-27Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 25 Summary

Chip’s parents refuse to attend the conference, so Chip goes with Jonah’s family. When they get there, everyone has name tags. Jonah recognizes one of the names from the survivors list and is relieved there is at least one other kid there “who’d received the mysterious letters” (231). The kids are broken up into two groups. Daniella’s name is called, but she is not there. Katherine pulls off her name tag and claims to be Daniella. Chip and Jonah end up in the same group as Katherine. Jonah is mad because they will not get to talk to any of the survivors in the other group, but Katherine tells him “there isn’t anyone from the survivors list in the other group” (236). Katherine is sure this is on purpose and notes that their group has 36 people in it—the number of kids from the plane. Katherine is also pretty sure that “except for Daniella McCarthy, they have all the babies from the plane back together” (238).

Chapter 26 Summary

The words from the second mysterious note come back to Jonah, and he realizes “they” have gotten him, just like the letter promised. His group is led by two men, Mr.