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Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Jan 23, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: green-chapter, library-copy, dystopia, yellow-chapter, reviewed, z-2012
Read in January, 2012

A much-needed sequel to Margaret Peterson Haddix's Among the Hidden, hero Luke Grant had moved out of hiding and now must confront the challenges of an isolated child thrust into a strange and possibly hostile situation. Haddix illustrates the characteristics of someone who has spent his life hiding in fear for that life, while also capturing something of the boy who has been unquestioningly loved and protected within his family, unfolding these elements well as the plot progresses.
Luke is full of questions, wanting to consider all sides of an issue and all possible consequences in this unsafe worl, which helps keep the reader involved and participating in the heavy moral issues raised by this dystopic series. However, in this second of seven book, the answers are not yet available.
ELLs will find that the vocabulary isn't any easier that in the first book. Now the author has added characters with hidden motives or distrusting personalities which mean even deciphering the specific worlds may not yield a accurate understanding unless the reader's fluency allows her to capture the connotations of "a sharp stare" or "make a beeline."

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