Among the Hidden
Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new... show more
Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?
Publish date: March 1st 2000
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 151
Edition language: English
Series: Shadow Children (#1)
This book takes pace in a country where they are going through a great depression. In response to the food shortage due to this depression, the government has put into law that third children are illegal. The enforcement of this law requires the killing or imprisoning these third children or "shadow...
This book was pretty good. The first 25% was a little slow, but after that it was fine. It was somewhat predictable at times and the story wasn't exactly new, but I enjoyed it anyway.Even though it's a rather short book, Luke - the main character - went through a development. I liked him a lot towar...
Wow! I am speechless after finishing this book (more so than normal). This is a must read book! Haunting, chilling and yet inspiring.
Enjoyable, quick read, and in one of my favorite genres. I will definitely read the next one, because I want to see where she goes with the story.
I chose this book for a couple of group challenges and since I'm a scifi junkie and Dystopia is one of my favorite genres, I thought I would give this one a try. I expected it to be to childish to get any kind of enjoyment out of it, but I was wrong. This is a book for middle grade children, but its...