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Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) Paperback – March 1, 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
Luke is a third child in a futuristic society, where families are only allowed to have two children. His parents hide him away and he knows a quiet family life, one in which he is made to hide a lot and keep quiet, so that the population police will not know that he exists. It is a lonely life for Luke, who wishes he could go outside and play, like his brothers do, and also go to school, to leave the house and go anywhere.
When the land behind their farm is developed into a neighborhood, Luke is shocked to meet another child like him, Jen. She tells him all about other "shadow children" who live hidden away from the rest of society. When Jen tells him about a big rally that she's organizing to support the hidden children, will Luke risk his life by going to it? Does he trust his new friend with his life? Read this book and you'll find out. It will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat (and you'll want to have the 2nd book in the series, "Among the Impostors" ready and waiting to read when you're done with this one).
I could relate to Jen in the story, because sometimes when I'm sick I stay home alone, because my mom and dad both have to go to work. I feel cooped up and I watch T.V, and go on the computer. I also pretend to plan a meal when a lot of my family is going to come over for dinner, and it keeps me busy. I love it when visitors come, but like Jen I don't really know who's coming, so I get scared. I don't get defensive, because there is no way that anybody outside my family can get into my house.
I thought Among the Hidden was exciting, sad, and calm all in one. Books that make me cry are my favorite books, because they're dramatic. This one made me cry. My favorite part of the book is when Jen cuts herself, so Luke isn't found. I think this book is good for people that are ages 10 to 14, because it has some violent and sad issues in it. In conclusion, I'd like to state that I loved this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter decided to pick this book to read for her summer book report. She started of not liking it but as she kept reading she got more into it. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Amy Woodford
The book always had so many cliffhanger`s that you, always wanted to read more. Chapter after chapter something exciting happens.Published 3 days ago by Rose Milani
It was such a good book, that this was my eighth time reading the series. And I like Just Ella and 5th the girl with 500 namesPublished 14 days ago by hannah9
Really good book, entertaining and sad, but also mysterious too. LOVE!!!!! I just can't believe Jen died. That was very sad!Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
I first read this book when I was in the third grade. Now 20 years old, I gave myself the chance to enjoy this book again. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jacqueline
This is a frequently read aloud novel at our middle school! Students are appalled that third children are outlawed in this future USA and will be routing for Luke from the first... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Melanie J. Dulaney
Perfect reading for a nine year old boy.
The starter book of a good series.
Introduction to adventure and intrigue.