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Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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May 16, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s, coming-of-age, consequences, death, family-situations, farm-life, friendship, future-societies, good-v-evil, government-control, hi-lo, rebellion, science-fiction, series
Read from June 05 to 07, 2012

Luke is an illegal 3rd child. He has spent his whole life in hiding on his family's farm. Until he is 11, Luke has been lucky. He has gotten to spend time outside, helping in the garden. He has been able to eat with his family. But then one day men with bulldozers come and start taking down the woods behind Luke's house. They are building a housing development. Now it is no longer safe for Luke to be outside or to sit at the table for meals. Now the only place where he is really safe is in his attic bedroom where there are no windows. But Luke discovers that if he stands on boxes he can see out of the vents in the attic. As he watches the comings and goings of the new development, he learns everyone's routine and how many people live there. Then one day, when Luke sees a face in a window after everyone else has left for the day, he realizes that he may not be the only hidden child. Does he have the courage to make contact with this other shadow child?

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