Among the Hidden

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 12, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from 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?
 

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“Luke! Inside. Now.” These three words call Luke away from the outside world. As a third child, he is not supposed to exist; in fact, it is illegal for him to exist. The Population Police, a ... Read full review

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User Review  - amkestek - LibraryThing

Overpopulation is put a hold on by limiting the number of children. The main character makes an unexpected friend, they connect over the situation. Good science fiction. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
12
Section 4
20
Section 5
23
Section 6
27
Section 7
30
Section 8
36
Section 16
84
Section 17
89
Section 18
95
Section 19
100
Section 20
107
Section 21
114
Section 22
116
Section 23
119

Section 9
45
Section 10
49
Section 11
51
Section 12
56
Section 13
60
Section 14
66
Section 15
75
Section 24
122
Section 25
125
Section 26
132
Section 27
138
Section 28
147
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About the author (2002)

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin 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.

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