Among the Hidden is now a part of my soul. It was so great and well thought out.
It sucked me back into books and hasn't let me leave since.
The day I read this- I went to my local library and got the rest of the series. And when I was finished? I purchased them all, so I could keep a copy. And then? Then, I ordered a bunch of Margaret Peterson Haddix other books. And you know what? I have read almost all of her books, and although I am not a fan of the storyline in some, Ms. Haddix has never lost her touch.
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?