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Shadow Children Boxed Set: Among the Hidden, Among the Impostors, Among the Betrayed, and Among the Barons Paperback – Box set, September 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Boxed Set edition (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689033672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689033674
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Booklist Among the Betrayed
Plenty of suspense...lots of thrilling twists and turns.

School Library Journal Among the Barons
Haddix is a superb storyteller and her view of a future world...is both scary and plausible.

About the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.

More About the Author

I grew up on a farm outside Washington Court House, Ohio. As a kid, I liked to read a lot, and was also involved in 4-H, various bands and choirs (I played flute and piano), church youth group, the school newspaper, and a quiz-bowl type team. I was pretty disastrous as an athlete, although I did run track one year in high school. After graduating from Miami University (of Ohio), I worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a part-time community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois, before my first book was published. I've moved around a lot as an adult, having also lived in Luxembourg (during a college semester abroad) and in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Several years ago, I moved back to Ohio with my husband and kids; we now live in Columbus, Ohio. My husband trains investigative journalists, and my kids are in high school, so there's always a lot going on around our house.

Customer Reviews

He loves these and is reading now the 5-7 books in the series.
K. Williamson
I highly recommend these books to anyone - regardless of age or reading interest.
Linda S. Lowery
I bought this book set for my 10 year old grandson who is in the 5th grade.
Sandra Wilson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By H. Mortensen on March 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
My 9-year-old daughter introduced me to this series, saying I had to read them. Well, I did, I'm now near the end of book 5, and they're riveting. The plot is well-written, unpredictable, tense and believable. I especially appreciate how Haddix depicts the struggles these kids go through as they make their decisions on how to act, and how ultimately they make the right choices. Not always, and that is shown as well. It is certainly written for young readers, so goes very fast for an adult reading, but thoroughly enjoyable. I keep wondering why nobody has made movies out of Haddix's books? This would be a great one. Don't push it aside thinking "It's a kid book." Give it a chance.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By WILLIAM IMHOF on May 12, 2007
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The Shadow Chidren series may be the modern alternative to The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Cherry Ames. The plot of each book-there are more than the four books of the boxed set-is captivating, as is the overall adventuresome goal of the series. My ten year old granddaughter introduced me to the Shadow Children after she had completed the first book. I both purchased and read all the books before giving them to her to make certain that all is wholesome. Parents and/or prospective readers be assured that the Shadow Children series will be enjoyed by everyone. Then, the variety of other books by Haddix will be enjoyed as well.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
Yeah I am only 12 but these books I still love<3<3 they are exciting thrilling and most of all my favorite part about them is you dont want to put them down!!! I recomend these books 100 percent to any reader who is ready for adventure!

-;-Sammy-;-
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69 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Alice Errett on October 31, 2008
Format: Paperback
Great writing - very vivid images - very ingrossing stories. I loved the books. But I am 47 years old. If you wouldn't let your kids watch an R rated movie, think hard before you let them read these books.

These books are much more realistic and frightening than would be appropriate for children. And the messages are terrifying. In the first book of the series, the protagonist is 'tested' by 'good adults' with fear and intimidation. 'Bad children' are killed. Errors are punished with death. I figured the sadness would let up as the book series continued, but it doesn't.

This is heavy stuff, even for an adult, let alone a child. I think the author is gifted, and the books are well written - but not for kids. Please read these and think about them from a child's perspective before you let your kids read them.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Cornia Taylor on November 13, 2004
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Among the Hidden and its sequels are among the hottest books in my classroom library. While the reading level is relatively low (4th or 5th grade), it is of high interest to students up through about 9th grade. These are great books for reluctant readers, especially boys, but girls like them, too. The premise is interesting, there is action and suspense, and they are well written. If you are looking for a great read-aloud for your classroom or a good book for a younger teenage reader, I highly recommend this series. In fact, I think even adults would like them...a great example of the best genre of books today - adolescent literature.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rebekah Chin on May 27, 2005
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I first found this series while looking for books to use in a Junior High lit. class. However, I found them just as gripping as the kids did! Since then, I have also used them at the high school level. They are an easy read, and therefore approachable to most reading levels, and they have great themes for discussion. This is one of those book series that can be read and enjoyed by many ages on different levels. This series is suitable to be read alone, in a group, or with your child. Check it out!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Morgan on September 9, 2005
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I ordered this book set just to push my spending over $25 for free shipping. What a pleasant surprise! As a future elementary educator, these books present a challenging view of ethics in a world where families can have only two children. If there is a third child (shadow children), they are executed. With short chapters, kids will enjoy the page turning suspense as these "shadow children" find a way to survive in the world.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By K. Solomon on November 18, 2005
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At first glance, these books seem like just another young-adult sci-fi series. However, they are so well written and the concept is so believable that the series truly stands apart from the rest. Haddix has created characters that I can relate with (and I'm 22!). Discussions about the first three books with other college students revealed that all of us were swept away and could not put down the stories - some of us even gave up sleep to finish because we couldn't put them down!

Overall, I would recommend this series to any gender, any age, anywhere.
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