Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)

 
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ONE of the BEST books I have ever READ!
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Reader reviewed by Ali101

This was such a good book! It had a good storyline to it and made me be thankful for who I am and glad that I don't live where ever he lives!!!!!! I have to give all the credits to the author!She really can write a GOOD book!!! I haven't read Among The Brave,Among The Enemy, or others that she wrote, but I will surely read them!
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A Must Read for 2010
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Reader reviewed by arima12

A fun, thrilling, book for all ages, among the hidden. One of many great books created by Margaret Peterson Haddix . Description of fanticy is a captivating experience. A page flipper full of exitment is what could be found in the insightful series. Luke Garner one of the major charactor of the book is an illegal third child whos spent most of his childhood in hideing. He soon comes to find that Jen a nabor who is also an illegal third child fighting for her rights at a rally that might take away her life,but never her freedom.
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What I Think Of The Shadow Children
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Reader reviewed by Wyatt orris

What I Think Of the Shadow Children                                     


            I like Margret Haddixs books because her books are exiting and mysteries. Her writing is amazing and can make you feel like you are one of the characters in the book.                                                                                                                 Next, the mean charters are Luck and Jen. There not allowed to exist but they exist and are hiding from the government. In fact several hundred kids are illegal and are in hiding from the government and live in fare of the propulsion


Police will find them.                                                                                                    


            Finally I recommend the book for kids in forth or fifth grade and anybody who likes mysteries that is my opinion on Among the Hidden. If you want to hear the rest you should read it for yourself.  What is your opinion?

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A great start to a series
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Reader reviewed by Dominique

This is a great book that starts a great series. A young boy, Luke, lives in time when only 2 children are permitted. But Luke is the third child in his family. As a result, he must hide or be found and taken away by the Population Police. But as he grows older, he begins to wonder, are there any other hidden third children out in the world besides him? And if there are, where are they? The answer may just be closer than he thinks.

This idea of how the future could be is quite unique and this book is a great read. I would recommend this book to young adults.
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darn near perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reader reviewed by hen man

absolutly exellent,good writing, interesting plot,clever charecters. this book rocks!!! got offon strange tangents, but overall, 100% grrrrrrreat!!!!!!!!
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Among the others......
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Reader reviewed by katie

I thought that this book was very good. I liked the others also but I did not like the last one, Among the Free. There is no page for that one so I am posting my review here. I thought Among the Free was rather boring and that the title should have been something different, such as Among the Confused or Among the Rebellions because the title gave it away completely. I liked it but I thought it was boring and rather predictable. Despite my review, you should still read this book.
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Mysterous
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Reader reviewed by Claire

"Among the Hidden" by Margret Peterson Haddix is a story that you can't put down. With all of the suspense, secrets and lies Haddix has you sitting on the edge of your seat. In no time Haddix will have you sypathising with Luke. By the end all you feel is inticipation, fear and nerves for Luke's next journey.
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Among the Many!
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Reader reviewed by Evening39

Among the Hidden is a page turner! I read this novel before I taught it in one day! Luke is so cloistered by his family to the point where he is unhappy! The real action is when he finds out that there are other children like himself. This book gives the insight into population control and what a country will do to keep the masses under! The ending was awful and not too far from the truth! I believe that this book should be distributed to every government official in places such as China, Cambodia and other countries who dictate to people how many children they can and cannot have!
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what a great book i definitely recomend it!
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Reader reviewed by erika

my history teacher began to read this book and i liked it so much that i checked it out from the library and as i finished it i looked for more books on this author. amazing how many great books she's written but this book was the beginning of 7 that the author wrote and it began in suspense and ended in it. i really like the main character who goes by the name of luke garner but changes it to go to a school. he's a third child and since this book is in the future, having more than 2 kids is illegal. once luke befriends a girl named jen, they begin a quest to be freed. it ends sadly but i won't spoil the ending by saying what occured, but this book is interesting and once you read it you'll want to read more! and don't worry there are 7 more books with the continue of the third children wanting to be free! this is a great book and i recommend it for people who love reading and for those who don't b/c once you read the first sentence you won't want to let go of the book!
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the 3rd child
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Reader reviewed by gabby

Luke thinks that all children have to hide. He thinks that when he gets older like his two brothers, Matthew and Mark, he'll be able to play, go to school, and stop hiding, like them. What he does'nt know is that 3rd children have to stay hidden. That it's illegal to have more than two children. The government are trying to find all the 3rd children, so Luke constantly has to hide, not to go near windows, crawl around the house, and not go outside. All these rules constrict Luke, and he is determined to do something, although he has reason to be nervous. He hasn't met anyone other than his immediate family, as his parents can't even reveal his existance to other family members. But when some Barons move in next door, he meets another of the hidden, Jen. Jen introduces alot things Luke hasn't thought of, not to mention her being outgoing and daring, and ready to do anything to gain her freedom. Even after a tragic event, Jen has still taught Luke something...give me liberty, or give me death.
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