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Among the Impostors (Shadow Children #2)

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It was awful. All those eyes, all looking at him. It was straight out of Luke's worst nightmares. Panic rooted him to the spot, but every muscle in his body was screaming for him to run, to hide anywhere he could. For twelve years his entire life he'd had to hide. To be seen was death. "Don't!" he wanted to scream. "Don't look at me! Don't report me! Please!" But the muscl ...more
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Published December 21st 2001 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published June 1st 2001)
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Bubbles123
Dec 22, 2008 Bubbles123 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
you really have to read the first shadow children book to get this one. it follows through where Luke gets a new fake identity. He becomes lee grant, a former boy who died in a ski accident.Luke goes through the school trying to blend in,as he was told. if you want more information read the book.the writer really takes a whole paragraph to explains Lukes feelings which i like. it gives you a better understanding of how he truly feels.This book is not predictable like some others. I had no idea a ...more
Jessica Jablonski
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Jorge
Apr 03, 2009 Jorge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Among the Hidden" is a book from the Shadow Children series of books by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It has lots of unexpected twists in the plot and it keeps readers hooked.
Luke Garner is an illegal third child who lives in a time where parents are allowed only two children due to famines. After receiving help from Jen Talbot's father, George Talbot, Luke is now going to Hendricks School for boys. Because he is an illegal third child, Luke gets a fake I.D. and is posing as Lee Grant, a boy from
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Ethan Pike
Luke no longer living with his family, just having his best friend, and only friend shot by the Population Police. Luke doesn't know what to do in his new life at Hendrick's school. The only thing that Luke can hope for is the note Mr.Talbot left him. Luke kept waiting for the perfect time to look at the note. Until one day Luke spots a open door, and quickly bolts outside to look at the note. But all the help he got was a few two words "Blend in". Luke was furious at Mr.Talbot, because now Luke ...more
Lars Guthrie
Apr 12, 2010 Lars Guthrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second of seven in 'The Shadow Children Sequence.' It really helps to have read the first, because this one takes right off at full speed from 'Among the Hidden,' with little background exposition.

That increased the excitement level for me, and is an effective way to lure in series fans.

And the idea is just great--a boarding school without windows with a nearly autonomous student population (the teachers throw out meaningless demerits and don't seem to take attendance). Most of those students
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Nathan
Mar 07, 2016 Nathan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I hate to dis the author but the whole scared little hiding Luke is getting kind of old. I think that like the first book in the shadow children series, there is to little action.
Jack
Feb 22, 2010 Jack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Among The Imposters- Post 1/4

Luke Garner masked himself for the sake of his family, he masked himself from society. In a crumbling world, the third child in any family is meant to be cast away due to a government that can't sustain the population. His whole life has been spent running and hiding from the Population Police, and now in "Among The Impostors" by Margaret Paterson Haddix, he takes the importance of his family to full lengths by changing his name.

Change in Luke's life came when he w
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Blake Conwell
Mar 21, 2016 Blake Conwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Craig Butler
May 25, 2015 Craig Butler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Spoiler alert*


Do you like books that keep you on the edge of your seat? Well, if you so this is the book for you. This book is realistic fiction because the things that happen in this book could happen in real life. I think this book is better than the first book (Among the Hidden) because this book seems more suspicious and interesting.


The setting takes place in Hendricks's School for boys, which is a windowless building with cruel classmates and mean teachers. Luke wanted to be just like
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Ryley Hofferber
Dec 23, 2015 Ryley Hofferber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Personal Response:

I enjoyed this book greatly and think that this is one of the best series I have ever read in my life. I read the first book of the series as well and the craziness only continued After Luke received a fake ID from Jen’s dad who was Mr. Talbot and started school at Hendricks School for Boys. Things only got more difficult after he started at Hendricks. For instance, Luke read the note Mr. Talbot had given him, hoping the note would be more helpful. He was disappointed because
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Andy McCoy
Oct 04, 2015 Andy McCoy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Luke Garner is a third child(shadow child). He is illegal because the government said that they do not have the food to feed more than two kids per family. Luke gets a fake ID that states his name is Lee Grant. He moves to a school called Hendricks school for boys. He meets a kid that he calls jackal boy. Jackal boy is very mean to him. One day he sees a door open he goes outside were he should not be. Then he has the idea to grow a garden and he goes outside every day. One day the door shuts an ...more
Ike
Mar 29, 2016 Ike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response:
I enjoyed this book greatly and think that this is one of the best series I have ever read. I enjoyed reading it and read at least 20 pages a day. I really am a fan of the mystery in life or death situations. It holds my attention a lot better than most books.

Plot:
This book was a very interesting read. It started with Luke in hiding. It then continues with Luke going to Hendricks School for Boys with the fake name Lee Grant. Then for better or worse Luke met Jason who claimed
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Kamryn
Oct 15, 2011 Kamryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Luke Garner, an illegal third child living with a fake ID, is going by
Lee Grant at the Hendricks School for Boys. Lee Grant was killed while skiing down a mountain so no one knows that he was gone except for his family. He is at first confused and paranoid, as well as treated badly by his roommates, mainly the boy he comes to call "Jackal Boy". Eventually, Luke begins sneaking out of the school to do things, and tries to plant his own garden in the woods. This brings him great happiness and a
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Nicholas Walters
Oct 01, 2013 Nicholas Walters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the book, “Among The Impostors” by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The book was very interesting because to me I think it's wrong that families can’t have more than two children. If they have more than two children, the third child must die. I think it's cool that someone takes the fact that some kids aren’t legal and gives them fake identity, so they can go to school. This book was kind of confusing for me, because I did not understand what was going on right away in the book.

The main characte
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Hailee Gorges
Jan 14, 2014 Hailee Gorges rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Among the Impostors" is the second book in this series. This book is about a boy named Luke. Luke is an illegal third child. He got a fake ID and was given a new name so he could live like normal children do. Luke was send off to Hendricks school for boys to learn everything he has missed. One day, while at school, he sees an open door and decides to go outside. While outside Luke decided to build a garden. He feels like he does not fit in anywhere, so building this garden makes him feel import ...more
Chloe Dehler
Dec 19, 2013 Chloe Dehler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read “Among the Impostors” by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This book is a part of the shadow children sequence. After reading the first book in the sequence, I decided I wanted to keep reading to know what was going to happen to Luke. I am so happy that I decided to read this book because it was really good!

The book is written in third person limited point of view of the main character, Luke. Luke finally figures out how to navigate around school even though he doesn't know what any of his class
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Gina Gard
Mar 05, 2014 Gina Gard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A kid named luck is illegal because he is a third child so he get a identity it is Lee Grant. So he is helping other third children to make so you can have a third child. When he's at the School he is being teased from a boy named Jason. He is going to the wrong classrooms when he's there. So one day he finds a door that goes out side and he goes outside a he sleep beside a log. He wakes up and it is turning night. The next time he goes out he start making a garden. Then he goes out again and hi ...more
Sadie Kaminske
Oct 22, 2013 Sadie Kaminske rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Among the Imposters” was a great book. It is about a country that can’t have certain foods. Jens dad works for the police, they have all the illegal food at their home. Luke will often go to Jens house to eat illegal food or just to talk. Luke, Jen, and about thirty other kids go to protest against the government. While they are there something tragic happens, which makes Luke go to a new private school. The new private school is like a college campus. Luke doesn’t like any of the other kids, ...more
Josh B
Nov 10, 2015 Josh B rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Lauren Asuncion
May 02, 2016 Lauren Asuncion rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The novel Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix is an amazing novel full of suspense that keeps you hooked. This book is the second in a book series called the shadow children. Although this book is great, you may be a bit confused with certain parts of the story if you haven't read the first book in the series. In most book series, the first book is amazing, but the ones following don't seem to be as great. That is not the case with this book. I personally feel that this book is just ...more
Queene
Jan 24, 2015 Queene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Among the Imposers (Shadow Children,#2)
Margaret Peterson Haddix

The story is basically about a boy named Luke who was a third child or another term for this is 'the shadow children'. Third child are illegal in this story, it is illegal because, more kids means more people, more population and less supplies for the people.

This was all explained in the first book, the first and second book is connected because, in the first book Luke leaves his family and in this book Luke arrives at the Baron's
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Nicole
May 24, 2013 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a boy named Luke Garner who is an illegal third child. He was forced into hiding all of his life, until now. Now he is living under a fake name of another kid who had recently died. Luke is attending a boarding school, where none of the students are allowed outside. One day he discovers a secret door outside and decides to adventure out into the world while trying not to get caught. This is a really good book, I would recommend it to anyone from middle school and up because it ...more
Divya
Aug 15, 2016 Divya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, what Tolkien marked as chapters, Haddix thinks are separate books. That said, when you write a story this good, you are definitely going to make me money splitting it up this way. The story continues exactly where it left off, no blank spaces. I felt the exact same confusion Luke did, and he made the same decisions I wanted him to. In not a single place did I have to go "Dumbass", as is the norm in teen fiction.
Eden
Oct 15, 2011 Eden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This kid series of books are really great. It truly get's them to think about what if? What if that was how things would trun out would I stand for something like that? Or would I stand up? It is important to think about these things now. I want to keep reading these books and see were this Lee/Luke takes me.
Solsa
Feb 15, 2013 Solsa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its about a kid named luke that spent his whole life hiding from the population police that said "only two children per family" luke got a fake id to be able to get out of hiding. But it was a nightmare eeryone looing at him... he knew they were lots of kids but he didnt think that that many
Jake Funaki
This book was filled with action, violent, there were few surprising moments, and peril. But not as good as the first one.
Trinity
Mar 27, 2015 Trinity rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must admit the first half of this book was not as good as I expected, but if you get past the first half it's amazing and it's definitely just as good the first one!
Madison
Aug 19, 2012 Madison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


I really want 2 read ths book since I just finishd the 1st 1 in 1 day but it won't let me strt reading the book :( phooey
Anthony
This book is great and all, but we need to get rid of the government's problem with the third child.
Haley
I don't love this one as much as I do the first, because it reads as a very in-between type of book, but I still LOVE that this series tackled Dystopia before it was really a genre.
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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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