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Among the Impostors (Shadow Children #2)

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[ Among the Impostors: A Sequel to Among the Hidden Haddix, Margaret Peterson ( Author ) ] { Hardcover } 2001
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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Bubbles123
Dec 22, 2008 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
La Talpa
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopie, 2017februar
Schattenkinder ist eine Dystopie-Reihe für jüngere Jugendliche, die sich in 6 Bücher aufteilt. In dieser Welt kam es aufgrund von Überbevölkerung zu einer weltweiten Hungersnot und die Menschheit musste ums Überleben kämpfen. In diesem Zuge beschloss die Regierung, dass jede Familie maximal zwei Kinder haben dürfe. Aber es gibt auch Familien mit einem dritten und somit verbotenen Kind. Diese Schattenkinder werden versteckt und von der Regierung gejagt. Luke ist eines dieser Kinder und wir verfol ...more
Jessica Jablonski
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Angel
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Luke, also known as Lee Grant, and Jen's dad moved away. Lee Grant goes to this Hendricks Boys School and he's afraid that he's going to blow off his identity. He gets bullied all the time, but all he wants to do is to fit in. He starts to hang out with a group of friends, but he's not sure if he could trust any of them. Jason was one of the people he hangs out with. Later on, Lee Grant found out that Jason works with the Population Police. This book was good, you'll get it if you had already re ...more
Jan Carlo
This book is okay, it's really not that intense as the first book. But I read it any way I'm not gonna read the whole series because I'm focusing on the new series I'm reading, so yeah. This book is about an illegal third child name Luke Garner and Jen's Dad is trying to help him and he goes to this school for boys and he is really scared of blowing his cover of being an illegal third child.
I think this book is okay because I like how Luke finally experienced the world. The first book is more in
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Jack
Feb 18, 2010 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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Jorge
Apr 03, 2009 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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Zac
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
B.R#3


Among The Impostors is a spectacular sequel to Among The Hidden. It is by Margaret Peterson Haddix. There are many different characters.There is Luke, Mr. Talbot, Jackal boy, and Mr. Dirk. They each play a key role in the book. They all help Luke along the way through Hendricks School for Boys. They made Luke realize a way to help shadow children everywhere.
“When I came out of hiding I told my parents that I wanted to help other third children. Only, I didn't know how. But now I do.”


The s
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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 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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Leah Good
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Nathan
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shadow-children
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.
Jessica
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super easy/quick read but I am so into this story line, I can't quit reading the series.
Kyle
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
It was ok because on luke's first time in that school, it was hard for him because he thought that life
Blake Conwell
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Craig Butler
May 25, 2015 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
Sep 08, 2015 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 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 11, 2016 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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Nicholas Walters
Sep 05, 2013 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
Dec 02, 2013 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
Nov 26, 2013 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 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
Sep 30, 2013 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
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Joana Rosales
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Among the imposters is a really good book.It has all these twists in the plot.Keeps the readers attention and keeps the readers to think.Luke Garner is a boy who lives in a time where his parents are allowed to only two children due to a shortage.After Jen helped Luke,the Talbot's father,Luke,George Talbot are now going to Hendricks school for only for boys.Because Luke Garner is an illegal third child.He then gets a fake I.D and presents as Lee Grant.Lee Grant is a boy from the powerful Grant f ...more
Arizolan000
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Luke Garner is an illegal 3rd child.He has been sent to a school to hide.When Luke first starts the school,his schoolmates are hard on him.So he starts to hate the school.One day,Luke finds a door to the outside of the school.That lead him to finding a secret group.That group helps him out.So he end up liking the school and respects more people than he did first coming in.I liked the book because,there are somethings that I can relate to.The author did a great job writing the story.He kept you o ...more
Lauren Asuncion
May 02, 2016 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
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: others
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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Shainna
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give this 5-out-of-5 stars. Luke, name as Lee Grant and Jen's father away and went to an all boy's school named Hendrick Boy School. Luke was a shy guy and didn't know what was happening around the school. Until he met his roommate... Luke's roommate was being rude and giving Luke warnings from teachers. When Luke went to the forest and he was reading the note. When he was done, he ran because he heard noises. Luke met a group of guys and one of the guys were telling Luke that he was the third ...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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