Among the Enemy (Shadow Children #6)
Matthias, an illegal third child, is caught in the cross fire between rebels and the Population Police. When he unwittingly saves a Population Police officer, Matthias is brought to Population Police headquarters to train as an officer himself. There he meets Nina, another third-born who enlists his help in a plot to undermine the Population Police. But Matth...more
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In this book, you can really feel the characters emotion, like if he's sad, angry, confused, etc.... It's just so detailed. I really like how the author makes each book about someone else, not about the same person in ...more
This book was amazing! This whole series was amazing! I read all 7 books in about 15 days. Wow, right? Well, that doesn't happen very often for me. This series I had read once before but I didn't really pay much attention before. This series is really good. It is full of suspense and is full of action. It also has some comedy and some romance throughout the series. These books are around 200 pages each so, they aren't very big. I was going to do my rev ...more
Alia is hurt in a vehicle accident and Percy is shot. Matthias is beside himself with worry, but finally makes the decision to leave them and go for help. Inadvertently, after finding Dr. Talbot and bringing her to the injured, he subsequently 'saves' a Population Police ...more
Though the bit that bothers me the most is somehow all the kids in these books JUST HAPPEN to s ...more
The book will take you in a action pack thrilling adventure that you will never forget. He's hopping that someone will take action and that boy will ...more
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Since this is the 6th book in the series, there is some background information you might want to know; in this country that they live in (never specified), it is illegal to have more than two children due to a drought and the famines. However, many people continued to have children, which forces those poor third children into hiding from ...more
One of the most important aspects of this novel, to me, were the themes and how it questions morality.
If your best friend were hurt and other innocent children are also hurt, would you risk everything for the innocent children, or help your friend instead?
Literally, I'm dying over the fact that Margaret Peterson Haddix's themes are so amazingly developed and make you think.
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I wanted to plunge right in and devour them, but I was deep in another series. If I read two books simult ...more
He felt the tears start in his own eyes. Wailing, the commander grasped Matthias's hand and buried his face in Matthias's blanket, and the two of them sobbed their hearts out together - the Population Police commander and the illegal boy. Both, in their own way, abandoned.
★★★★★★★★☆☆ - 8/10
I think this has been my favorite book in this series so far. The new angle is refreshing, both plot-wise and character-based. I love the dip into enemy lines: first addressed in Among the Brave, when Tre...more
Some things that stood out to me in this book were the moral dilemmas & constant guilt (is it ok to do evil for a just cause?), the way Matthias was empowered to go to such great lengths out of his love for Percy & Alia, Samuel's example and how Matthias gradually came to understand it, and then how he finally chose to follow Samuel's example with an act of heroism in the end. ...more
Although Haddix creates a wonderful world, here, and populates it with realistic characters, I found this pa ...more
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He breathed in the too-sweet smell of rotting food, "I can stop this evil.”