93 pages 3 hours read

Margaret Peterson Haddix


Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2008

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Chapters 31-33Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 31 Summary

Hodge, Gary, and JB all want to make the kids babies again. JB wants to send them back in time “to their rightful place in history” (286). Hodge and Gary want to bring the kids to the future and complete their mission. Jonah argues that he and the other kids have lives and families when they are. He wants to stay in the 21st century but is reminded about the time hollow and the fact that he is not when he wants to be anymore. He asks for the code to go back to the 21st century, but none of the adults give it to him. They say he and the others must choose “the future or the past” (293).

Chapter 32 Summary

Without time moving, Jonah finds himself losing motivation to do anything. He tries to think about the right answer between past or future, but he does not want either one. Finally, Jonah gets the idea to separate the adults and have groups of kids talk to them away from each other. He and Katherine ask Angela what to do, but she does not know.

Angela clears up many of Jonah’s questions about time travel and how time works.