Among the Betrayed (Shadow Children #3)
"Everything that had happened to Nina was real. She had real handcuffs on her wrists, real scars on her back, real fear flooding her mind.
"'They're going to kill me,' Nina whispered, and it was almost a relief to finally, finally give up hope."
In a society that allows no more than two children per family under penalty of death, third children are forced into hiding, or...more
Among The Betrayed
Can you picture living in a world where three children aren’t aloud and they have to hide? Nina was stuck in a life or death situation once she got put in jail. The population police didn’t know that Nina was a third child, so she ended up there because her friend Jason betrayed her. A man that Nina calls: the hating man, told her that she would be put into a cave with three other children to find out their secrets. Nina had the option of either telling the Hating...more
In the book, Nina is taken to population po...more
The danger is much more present and direct in this third installment as Nina struggles for survival in Prison. Hungry, terrified and feeling betrayed by all her friends inc...more
'Among the Betrayed' shifts focus and the protagonist of the first two books in Haddix's seven-volume series becomes a minor player. A peripheral character in 'Among the Impostors,' Nina, takes center stage. Readers of the first two books, and it definitely is a plus to have read these first, will themselves not be sure whether to trust Nina.
Nina, held and questio...more
I give this book 4/5 stars. This is because the book is intense and mysterious. It is mysterious starting from the beginning. The story line was good from the beginning. It dragged me in just from the start. Then i knew I would like the book. And I was right.
The books starts off with a girls named Nina Idi. She comes into the story in jail. She is given little food. Then one of the head people at the jail comes and talks to her. He tells her she is going to mo...more
Firmly seated in Nina’s inner psychological war it’s easy to empathize and feel...more
At the end of Among the Impostors, Jason, who was working undercover with the Population Police to out students who are forbidden, third children, was instead arrested under the guise that he himself was a forbidden 3rd child. So the other 3rd children that he had gotten to know and were about to betray were s...more
This was the third in the Shadow Children series. The whole premise is that the kids live in a futuristic society where all families are only allowed to have two kids because the country is going through droughts and famines and what have you. However, due to some parents with high sex drives...more
I like how this book was written. The book theme was based on survival. I like how the younger characters k...more
She is offered freedom from the prison if she spies on the kids and betrays them. She wants to be free but she doesn't want to betray the kids. So, together, all four of them escape jail. They try hard to make survive with no one but each other.But when their food...more
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Nina, one of the girls at the school was taken by the Population Police and put in the prision and was tortured. She met Mr. Tablet (Jen’s dad), and she called him the “Angry Man” where he put her to dungen with 3 younger children where being kept.
Nina was taken by Angry Man every couple of days where she was fed nice food while the rest of the kids were fed moldy bread every couple of days. She was told to betray them by getting their real names but...more
In this book, Elodie, an illegal third child, is posing as Nina Ida at Harlow School for Girls. She has recently been discovered of being a third child and has been arrested by the Population Police. She is interviewed by the Population Police and tell Nina how she was discovered. It turns out that Jason, Nina's crush who claims to be an il...more
Nina was a minor character in the second book, a girl at a neighboring school who apparently betrayed Luke and other illegal third children. This book quickly establishes the mistake in that perspective, a device which helps draw the reader in towards sympathy faster than usual. Haddix has the difficult task of showing Nina's reactions to a world which the reader actually understands better than she...more
Among the betrayed
Margaret Peterson knows how to write a story about how people change In Among the Betrayed. In the beginning of the story Nina Iddy was an impulsive, timid, and naïve girl willing to kill three kids to save her life.
She was betrayed by her boyfriend and arrested because of him. Nina had no clue what Jayson was up to. Since Nina was arrested she was put into a position that she did not want to be in, to betray 3 kids who will then be killed or to be killed...more
In book #1 Luke had a country/suburban view of being hidden. Nina gives a more city view. She also was raised as an only child (with her grandmother and great-aunts) rather than as a 3rd child. It's interesting to see what a difference that makes. Does it seem real that she wouldn't know about sunrise?
Why no windows in Harlow School for Girls? The girls all presumably have ID cards. Is it beca...more