Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, #2)
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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
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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Lars Guthrie
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...more
Jorge
"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...more
Phoebe
Luke Garner has just surfaced from hiding for the first time in his life--as the third child in a society with a population limit of two, his childhood has previously been one of cloistered solitude. Unfortunately, he escapes to a mysterious and windowless boarding school that's as claustrophobic as the world he left behind. The Hendricks school--filled with menacing bullies, detached teachers, and a significant population of mentally unhinged students--is the spooky setting for Margaret Peterso...more
Hailee Gorges
"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
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...more
Sadie Kaminske
“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
Nicholas Walters
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...more
Madisyn M
Plot Summary: In this story Luke is given a fake ID so he can go to a real school. He now attends Hendricks school for boys. Luke gets really confused because he has never been around so many people before in his life. At first he is all alone but he becomes friends with Jason, who ends up betraying him when he finds out Luke is a third child. Luke must try to not get caught by the population police because if he does he will get killed just like Jen did in the first book. Will Luke survive?

Char...more
Kamryn


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...more
Jack
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...more
Trinity
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!
Nicole
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
Rina Kinjo
After reading this book I thought, "Wow, I`m glad I`m the only child in the family." While reading this book, the events in the story played like a movie in my mind. The great thing was that, I actually pictured my family in the story to make it look like I was really there. The most important thing in reading, I would say is, "Imagination" because without it, it would be hard to soak yourself into the book. Especially "Mystery novels," it is always important to remember all the hints and clues...more
Deborah Walker
I didn't really like the book very much. The book I read was "Among the Impostors." The reason why I didn't like it was, because it was really boring through out the whole story. All it talked about details about he was just doing whether it was eating trying to avoid some people or listening to his class, it was better until about the last three chapters. Now that was better. Luke, the main character, is attending Hendricks School for Boys. As you could recall the last book, "Among the Hidden,...more
Aaron Clark
Mar 09, 2014 Aaron Clark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Margaret Peterson Haddix has created a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole entire time. Among The Impostors is a book that is about a character named Luke. Luke has a few huge problems that he is forced to overcome.

Luke is a shadow child. A shadow child is a child of a family that it the third or more. It is illegal to be a shadow child because there is a food shortage in the country. He does not got to school and lives with the government not knowing. There are many shadow c...more
Gina Gard
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
Theresa ♫
Sep 14, 2014 Theresa ♫ rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fellow humans rummaging for a thrilling mystery in an alternate world.
It took me forever to review this little book, but here I am, and here it is.
Finally. After 5 years. I FINALLY find this freaking book on a shelf. And I swear, I have searched for it by and by at the library and I COULD NEVER FIND IT! (And it frustrated the heck out of me.)

Now that I finally found where Luke left off, on I go with this mysterious series.


May I just say that this is the thrilling thriller for the young accelerated reader. IF YOU ARE A PARENT AND READ MY REVIEWS, I DEFINITELY RECOM...more
Eden
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.
Alex Schwartz
I thought the book was a very good addition to the Shadow Children series. It was one of few series I have read through because I genuinely liked the series and all the books. The story is about Luke Garner, an illegal third child, that gets sent to a private school under a fake name and ID. At first, he is scared of everyone and doesn't handle the whole situation very well. Luke stays like this until he goes outside in the middle of the night. He hears voices in the woods not far away. He eaves...more
Solsa
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
Gabriel
I thought that the first book in this series was amazing! it was creative and original and exciting! the series just goes downhill from there. in this milked sequel, I found myself struggling to finish it. it wasn't because of the writing style, but it was more of the slow events. there is one dramatic scene intended to shock you followed by ten pages of sheer boredom. with the best character already killed off, the author tries to force your emotion out at the hands of space fillers and major c...more
Francesco
Vote: 3,75
Class: L-A3 (FP)

(Second book of the Shadow Children Series)

After the beginning of the story and the introduction of the characters and the setting in the first book this one is somewhat slower, but just as good.

The setting (3,50) is a near future Earth (U.S.) were there is a totalitarian Government who is enforcing a very strict Population Law: no third child is allowed in a family and to these children only remains a shadow life in hiding.

The characters (4,00) are great, true to thems...more
Leah Good
This series first captured my interest when I was thirteen. Six years later I still occasionally return to them as comfort reads. It's rare to find books that were age appropriate as a tween an early teen that remain interesting years later.

Among the Impostors follows twelve year old Luke Garner, an illegal third child. After his only friend, another third child, dies, Luke is separated from his family and taken to hide in a boys school. There he meets other third children...but he's not sure al...more
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.
Trudi
Haddix really knows what she's doing with this series; her narrative is only gaining in momentum and I can't wait to see what happens next! Why hasn't this series been optioned for a film?
Sandy
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Madison


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
C
Among the Imposter is the second book in the Shadow Children series and is about a shadow child named Luke. A shadow child is a name for a person who is a third child and is not allowed to exist. However, Luke got a fake i.d. and went to a school called Hendricks. His goal is to gain rights for shadow children but he realizes the job is too big for him.

I think this book was boring. In the first 3/4 of the book, all that happened was Luck complained about how horrible his life is and he will nev...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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