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Among the Barons (Shadow Children #4)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  14,153 ratings  ·  484 reviews
Luke Garner, an illegal third child, spent his first twelve years in hiding. For the past four months Luke has lived among others, using the identity of Lee Grant, at the Hendricks School for Boys. But just as things are finally starting to go right, Lee's little brother Smits arrives at the school and Luke finds himself caught in a tangle of lies that gets more complex wi ...more
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Published July 26th 2011 by Simon & Schuster (first published June 1st 2003)
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Avel
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Teaha
well when you are a third child in this time you either have to be in hidding or the population police will get you and either kill or torture you!! well luckly for luke he gets an fake id imposing as Lee Grant so he can stay safe in the hendricks school for boys, but is he really safe or is things going to get worse, like Lee's brother coming to the school all of sudden. after lee suppose to be dead and smits seeing lee, would it make him tell the population police and make lukes life rough, or ...more
Anne
The plot thickens in this 4th of the Shadow Children series.
Cristy
In AMONG THE BARONS (Shadow Children #4) I was pleased to find that the storyline had circled back around to Luke at the Hendricks School for Boys.

Just as Luke Garner (under the ID of Lee Grant) is starting to make a home for himself at the boarding school, starting to make real friends, people he can trust, other boys with a secret in common.. well it would be an understatement to say complications arise. Smits, the real Lee Grant’s little brother enrolls at Hendricks with an imposing and inter
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Danielle Jones
Plot summary Among the Barons
At Hendricks School for Boys, Luke Garner has managed to adjust to his new life as Lee grant having adopted this fake name when he came out of hiding. Things change when the Grants, a prominent Baron family who donated the name of their son when he died in a ski accident, decide to send the real Lee's brother, Smithfield (a.k.a. Smits), to the school and visit "Lee". Smits is troubled by the death of his brother, and tells Luke, the new Lee, his stories of times he
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Holly
This is one of the best series for upper elementary aged kids. Each book in the series is full of suspense that causes the kids not to be able to put the book down. You would really want to start with book 1 and read them in order as so much builds upon each other. Margaret Peterson Haddix is excellent at presenting topics and situations that really get kids thinking. Her books are well written and provide an excellent springboard for classroom or small group discussions not just about the book ...more
Bradley
Luke is still under the name of Lee Grant, the son of the richest family in the county. The book starts when the grants send their son Smits to the same school as Luck. Smits is a stuck up brat and is crule to everyone but Luke. His behavior suprizes every one. Then the grant ask Luke (Lee) and smits to come back home after the scholl they were in had a fire. When there the Grants ask Luke to fake his death and to go back into hiding as a third child. Then Luck meet Oscar who is woking against t ...more
Complainer
Great Book. In this book it was about how Luke (Lee) went to the Grant family and face many things. He found out who Oscar was and it happen to him that Oscar was part of a group that were planning to overthrow the government. Luke never seen such a great house in the world. The Grant's house were huge with tons of servants ready to do every single thing of their chores. With all the servant around, Luke doesn't have any privacy like talk to Smith about him as a third kid. On a party night Luke ...more
Sarah
I really enjoyed this young adult series and it made me look for more books by the author.
Nick
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Among the Barons

Have you ever heard of the one child policy in China? Well thats kind of what happened in the book i'm reading called Among the Barons by the well known author Margaret Peterson Haddix. Among the Barons is the fourth book in a seven book series that revolves around shadow children. I consider this series/book a must read because it was suspenseful, mysterious, and it had some humor it to lighten the mood.

This book tak
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Sara Rasheed
This book was one of those which I randomly picked from the bookshelves while visiting relative's house. Well, I don't regret though!
But, yeah I regret one thing. This series, Shadow children, has seven books and I caught the fourth one. Unfortunately my cousin didn't have the first three and the last three!

I kinda know about the story well, I think. But I need to catch up with the first three to exactly understand luke's feelings and how much he suffered in hiding and stuff, and about that Jaso
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Francesco
Vote: 3,90
Class: L-A3 (FP)

(Fourth book of the Shadow Children Series)

Confusing (for the protagonists just as for me) the first two third of this book, and then the story caught me and I couldn't let it go: amazing series.
A wonderful young adult dystopian series really refreshing, especially after some recent dystopian Series (Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, etc): here the characters are more forthcoming and less complicated and more likeable. It a more younger YA book certainly, and in my opini
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Emma
The book Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix is about a world where people aren't allowed a third child. It is told from the point of view of a third child and how he has lived in hiding his whole life with other identities.

The characters were displayed well and for the most part it was somewhat easy to follow but I believe this book is part of a series because in the end it just kinda broke off as if it was to be continued. So because of that some of the events that happened didn't re
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Erin
This is the fourth book of the Shadow Children series. I started out not sure if I was going to want to keep going with the series, but I’ve actually found myself interested in Luke’s story. I have to say, Barons was probably my least favorite so far because the beginning was just odd. I was looking forward to Smit’s character, because I figured there must be an exciting story around dead Lee’s brother coming to the school and going along with the lies. But Smit kind of fell flat for me, I just ...more
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Among the Barons
Margaret Peterson Haddix
2003 fiction

This book is about a boy whose name is Luke. He has taken Smits brothers identity after he was shot by the government. His name was lee, a spoiled baron kid. Barons took all the money of the normal people. In the world of government lies fake identities, and death threats Luke/lee doesn’t know who to trust. I think the protagonist is Luke/ lee because he is the one that can’t trust anyone. It takes place in Hendricks School for Boys, the Gran
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Jorge
"Among the Barons" is the fourth book in the Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The series is about living in a time of famines, or shortage of food. Because of this, Adults are only permitted to have 2 children in their household. Third children are illegal and if found out by the Population Police can be killed.
At Hendricks School for Boys, Luke Garner, an illegal third child with the identity of Lee Grant, has been teaching other third children the fun of the outdoors. A ga
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Rhys
The book Among The Baron is about Lee and Smites Grant. Smites is Lee's brother but because Luke took Lees name they aren't really related. Luke has been going to Hendricks School For Boys for 6 months and for the first time he meets Smites. Smites was sent to Luke's school because he has been saying that his brother died (which he did) but no one believed him. Smites mom and dad thought that if he saw Lee that he might stop saying that Lee was dead. But when Luke saw Smites, Smites acted like ...more
Reina Jimenez
In the begining i didnt really think it was going to be entertaining because it is part of a series of books, but as i started reading along and putting the pieces together i started to ejoy the book.
Its about a third child that is in hiding , because back in those times third children wernt considered barons any more and had to be killed .The boy Luke takes ( lEES)another boys identity ,but with a new identity he had to learn things about the other boy.He had to change his look and the way h
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Jenben8426
In the 4th book of the series Shadow Children, Haddix resumes Luke's story at Hendrick's School For Boys. The boys, most of whom are illegal third children, are learning to come out of their shells as they learn that the school is a haven for them and their secret identities. Luke is becoming one of the more popular ones and is helping others to adjust while trying to plot against the government and their position on third children. Everything is going well, until Smits--Luke's younger brother o ...more
Jake
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Aidetd Hernandez
This book is one a chose because it sounded interesting for me it is a awesome book. This book is about a part where third children's are illegal so then this child's have to hide from being found so then their is this boy named lee that he went to a school where most of the child are third children's and he gets a fake ID with the identity of lee.

Further then the family of the real child (lee) of the fake ID appears and take him away from the school. This family is rich and he starts knowing a
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Zachary
This book (the second I've read in the series) was surprisingly charming. The ideas of justice and a sense of the dignity of truth (and the immorality of falsehood) show through strongly within the young protagonist and his friends. These virtues are good to have in a children's book.

While I found the book charming, it does suffer a bit from a lack of imagination within the characters. Luke is not a good boy; he's an angelic, immaculate boy. He's essentially the character-traits of Oliver Twist,
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Alan
I chose this book because I have read the previous three books in the series. Luke Garner has been using a fake name of Lee Grant for a few years so that he doesn't get caught from the population police for being an illegal third child. The real Lee Grant is dead, which is a secret, and his parents let Luke use the name. Now the Grant's want to publicly fake the death of Lee Grant, or technically Luke since it was such a pain for them to hide it. This means Luke would have to hide again all the ...more
Michelle Boghossian
I chose this book because I have been reading the first three books in the series, so I decided to keep on reading the rest of the series for some of my reviews. I also love the way Margaret Peterson Haddix wrote the other books, so I thought I would look and see if this book was as well written as the others. This boy is about a boy named Luke that goes to an all boys school. Luke is an illegal third child, but he uses the identity of a dead person, Lee Grant, to help him not get caught by the ...more
Kate Tilton
This was an amazingly deep story. The idea that just kids could be held accountable for the faults of a nation and killed simply for being alive is a hard topic. After all this time away from the series I found it difficult to picture myself reading this series at such a young age. And maybe that is how adults feel when young adult books deal with serious topics too. This series teaches about the ability for a government to be corrupt. Violence, starvation, and murder take place. The entire coun ...more
Avril Garcia
My book is Among The Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix. My book is a little scary, but not that scary. This is about a kid who goes to school and his name is Luke and two other kids name Smit and Oscar. So Smit had a brother name Lee that had left and now he thinks Luke is Lee, so Mr.Hendricks told Luke to pretend to be Lee so Smits can believe that he has a brother that is still alive. Oscar is Smits bodyguard and I think in the story he was trying to kill Smits but he didn't. Also Luke found ...more
Kamryn
This was really interesting, it had lots of drama and action.
At Hendricks School for Boys, Luke ( Lee ) has managed to adjust to his new life. Things change when the Grants, a Baron family who donated the name of their son when he died in a ski accident, decide to send the real Lee's brother, Smithfield ( Smits ), to the school and visit "Lee". Smits is still upset by the death of his brother, and tells Luke, the new Lee, his stories of times he and the real Lee spent together. But when Smits wa
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Jeremiah
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Shanda
Luke Garner, an illegal third child, spent his first twelve years in hiding. For the past four months Luke has lived among others, using the identity of Lee Grant, at the Hendricks School for Boys. But just as things are finally starting to go right, Lee's little brother Smits arrives at the school and Luke finds himself caught in a tangle of lies that gets more complex with every passing day.

It's getting good again. The third book was a little slow but this one moved fast, I wasn't sure what to
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Julie Suzanne
Nov 01, 2009 Julie Suzanne rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Capable 8th grade readers (not adults) who read the 1st 3 in the series
A quick and exciting read, but I'm predicting that this will be the last one that any of my students will read in the series if they were not avid readers to begin with. The multiple levels of duplicity, the amount of brain effort needed to sort out subplots and motives, and the unanswered questions make this a much more difficult text than the first 3. As an adult, it also loses points for me because there were some highly implausible plot elements that reminded me that it was supposed to be YA ...more
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Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danvil ...more
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