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Among the Hidden

Haddix, Margaret Peterson (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Among the Hidden
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.
Authors: Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Title: Among the hidden
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1998.
Characteristics: 153 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Also published as the 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed. in 2000 with ISBN: 9780689824753.
"Shadow children."
Summary: In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.
Audience: 800
8-12.
ISBN: 9780689824753
0689824750
9780689817007
0689817002
Statement of Responsibility: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Study Program: Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 8.0 Quiz: 18648 Guided reading level: W.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 5.0 Quiz: 29501.
Subject Headings: Social isolation Juvenile fiction. Birth control Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Science fiction.
Topical Term: Social isolation
Birth control
LCCN: 97033052
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May 12, 2014
  • crystalv13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a really great book

Mar 29, 2014
  • AtomicSpatula rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An amazing and original concept, this book, you could say, dawns the era of 21st century dystopians. Although the main character perhaps lacks slightly in development or personality, those attributes just contributes to the horrifying reality: Luke truly hasn't lived yet, being trapped because of his circumstances. I am looking forward to reading the following books of a very promising series.

Feb 10, 2014
  • juliewatson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

good book. It was an eye opener for my 10 year old. I read it because it was part of the grade 5 Battle of the Books selection. Glad to see the school board is encouraging young students to read though provoking pieces.

Sep 27, 2013
  • piercethebarb rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very good book, especially to read independently, a good thriller!

Jun 19, 2013
  • shallowriver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great, albeit depressing, book that will undoubtedly leave an impression. I read this series when I was really young, maybe around 12, and absolutely loved it. Recently, I decided to reread the series, and finished the first book on the day I borrowed it. Now I regret not having previously put the rest of the series on hold.

Jun 04, 2013
  • sanderl571 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Overall, this book has quite the gloomy setting, but the reader can very easily relate to Luke, or the main character, and everything he goes through. I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading in general~

May 22, 2013
  • Red_Cat_208 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

horible book don't read it

This was a very touching book. At he end I was actually in tears. Can't wait to read the next one.

Apr 15, 2013
  • Kittycat1232725 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amoung the hidden i believe there is another version that i know. But i guess that it is just a diffrent cover and i didn't reconize it. There is one with a diffrent pic. for cover. By the same author and title... Anyways. Yes, this a book related to China because in this book you can only have 2 children and in China you can only have 1 children. So in this book the third child is hidden...

Jan 02, 2013
  • SOFIA LOZADA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book was great!!! although me and my sister get a strong feeling that Jen is still alive :) recommend this book 2 any one

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Jun 19, 2013
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Jun 04, 2013
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Jan 02, 2013
  • SOFIA LOZADA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 04, 2013
  • sanderl571 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Basically, the Government has prohibited every family from having more than two children, and Luke just so happens to be a third child in the Garner family. Read this book to find out the outcome of Luke's third child status! (Hint - It's not what you expect :P)

Nov 14, 2009
  • rosepetal16 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Luke Garner is a third child in a society that only allows 2 or less children per family. He is doing his best to hide, and conceal his identity. He is ok with it, until his parents start to become really overprotective. The woods are cut down, and the government built "Baron" homes. He starts to think there is more to his life than hiding, especially when he finds another third child, who is courageous and wants to change everything. A story that will dramactically change, in a good way.

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Jun 19, 2013
  • shallowriver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It's people like you who change history. People like me-we just let things happen to us." - Luke, the child who's dreams got crushed before they even have the chance to form

Jun 19, 2013
  • shallowriver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Why didn't you stop her?"
"Stop Jen? That's like trying to stop the sun"

Jun 04, 2013
  • sanderl571 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Sure you can be a coward and hope someone else changes the world for you. You can hide up in that attic of yours until someone knocks on the door and says, 'Oh, hey, they freed the hidden. Want to come out?' Is that what you want"
Luke didn't answer
"You've got to come, Luke, or you'll hate yourself the rest of your life. When you don't have to hide anymore, even years from now, there'll always be some small part of you whispering 'I don't deserve this. I didn't fight for it. I'm not worth it.' And you are, Luke, you are. You're smart and funny and nice, and you should be living life, instead of being buried alive in that old house of yours”

Nov 14, 2009
  • rosepetal16 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Haddix has outdone herself once again with this outstanding thriller, only to change the readers minds. You won't be able to put it down"

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