In a world where the government regulates the number of children per family Luke, an illegal third child, constantly finds himself in danger because of his very existence. All he has ever known is how to hide, and how to run. And until this point hiding,on a secluded farm, has been easy. But when the government authorizes a deforestation of the land around Luke’s home things grow ever more complex. With his parents and brothers constantly telling him that he “must be careful” Luke really begins to feel like a nobody. That is, until he meets Jen, another illegal third child. She is everything that Luke isn’t: brave and outspoken. As time goes on, the two form an unbreakable friendship, but when Jen asks Luke to do the unthinkable and emerge from hiding will he do it? Will he fight for what he believes in? Among the Hidden, the first book in the Shadow Children series, has a plot that is suspenseful, thrilling and each page will have you moving closer and closer to the edge of your seat. Author Margaret Haddix combines a perfect amount of suspense and emotion to create this quick read. Readers will find themselves rushing back to the library to read Among the Imposters, the second book in the Shadow Children series!
Reviewed by: Brian