Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)

Margaret Peterson Haddix
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?


Reviewed: 2017-01-26

Interesting Sci-Fi concept without as much gore as most modern-day dystopian novels. If you're interested in a quick-to-read 7-book series, this may be one for you.

Reviewed: 2016-08-06

I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't this" . . . I say as I turned every flippin' page!

This little novel has surprising power. It deals with a totalitarian government, and though this theme is not uncommon (ESPECIALLY in the YA books of today--by god it's a super fad), the way it's treated in this novel is very original. It's not shoved into your face or made the main theme of the novel. Instead, Luke is the focus (as he well should be!). 

I can't wait to get my hands on the second . . . and I can't believe it's taken me this long to start reading these books.

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