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Die Betrogenen (Shadow Children #3)

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Nina has been arrested for falsely accusing others of being illegal third children - a capital crime in a society that allows only two children per family. Now the government wants to strike a deal with Nina. In order to save her own life she must gain the trust of three young children and convince them to confess their hidden identities. Then she must betray them. The chi ...more
Published (first published June 1st 2002)
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La Talpa
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopie, 2017februar
Erst dachte ich, dass es sich hierbei nur um einen Zwischenteil der Grundgeschichte handelt und war etwas entäuscht, aber die Fäden finden sich zusammen und so bin ich doch sehr froh ein wenig mehr von Nina Idi, einem der Schattenkinder, zu erfahren. Ich glaube, dass sie im weiteren Verlauf noch eine größere Rolle spielen könnte. Ich bin gespannt ob ich recht habe ;))

Also auch dieser Teil konnte mich überzeugen. Da es eben eher eine Dystopie für jüngere Leser ist, ist die Sprache und der Aufbau
Hailee Gorges
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Among the Betrayed" is the third book in the series. I really enjoyed this book. This book is about a young girl named Nina. The population police found her useful and used her to betray other third children. In her holding cell she meets three other children, Alia, Percy, and Matthias. While in the cell she tries to find information about them, but they do not tell her anything. One day while The Hating Man was questioning her a guard was found poisoned. Nina finds the poisoned guard's keys an ...more
Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Among the Betrayed
The main character is Nina, and she is the third born child in her family. Nina is illegal, because she is the third born of her family, and third born children are illegal, because it is hard times where she lives. Nina used to live with her aunt’s, but she got caught. For third born children to try and not get caught, people make fake ID’s for them to try and help them.
The book is about a girl, (Nina), who gets caught being an illegal, and she is then thrown in prison. The
Lars Guthrie
Apr 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third in 'The Shadow Children Sequence,' and perhaps the most fascinating so far, with its edgy examination of trust and perception.

'Among the Betrayed' shifts focus and the protagonist of the first two books in Haddix's seven-volume series becomes a minor player. A peripheral character in 'Among the Impostors,' Nina, takes center stage. Readers of the first two books, and it definitely is a plus to have read these first, will themselves not be sure whether to trust Nina.

Nina, held and questio
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is good because Nina is another shadow child and is actually with luke from the first book and luke doesn't know that she is a like him but she doesn't know if she should luke but IDK if she knows likes real name isn't lee grant luke is trying to say to say he can help her. this book is good because I like the series of the among the shadow children and all of these books mostly have action and its interesting
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
I loved this book! At the beginning I felt it was a little boring and could of had more detail, but I loved the twist ending so much it definitely deserves 4 stars! This book had lots of action and included a lot of twist and turns I did not see coming. It just goes to show you, trust no other man alive!!!!
At first I thought it would be a bad book because it was in Ninas point of view but I was completely wrong! If anything it made the book better.
Plus this is my favorite cover for this series-
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book Among the Betrayed was very good. It was interesting and kept you wanting to read more. I enjoyed the book because it was intense, entertaining, easy to comprehend, and the end had a twist on it that made the book good.

The plot of the book is that there are these “third children” in this country that only allows you to have two kids because there is not enough food, this book is about this girl name Nina. Nina goes to this special school where there are a lot of third childr
Luke Sands
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Chloe Dehler
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read “Among the Betrayed” by Margaret Peterson Haddix because I read her first two books in the shadow child sequence and I loved them. “Among the Betrayed was an attention-grabbing book. I kept wanting to read more.

The main character is this book is Nina. Nina is a shadow child with a fake identity. She used to live with her aunt until she moved to the school for girls. Nina has a friend named Jason who also is a shadow child with a fake identity who went to the school for boys. T
Stephanie Orellana
I just finished reading among the betrayed and it is really good just like that last 2 books. A couple reasons why I l am currently liking the collection, is one, the way the author writes it, not the words but the type of story she came up with is really good. Two, the tension she writes in the book makes you wanna read more and more to see what happens next. Lastly number 3 she has a lot mysterious parts in the book and makes you feel like you understand them but in the end it's something comp ...more
Debbie Reiber
Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a science fiction children’s book. The age group this book is intended for is intermediate readers. The book talks about the government controlling the population by only allowing two children per family. If families had any more than two children, they would be executed; so, many families hid the children known as shadow children or exnays.
I like how this book was written. The book theme was based on survival. I like how the younger characters k
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this young adult series and it made me look for more books by the author.
Malayne s8 Simons

Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Is really good it is a series. This book is about a girl named Nina she is a 3rd child and your not aloud to have more than 2 kids and she has to hid and never come out of her house because if she gets coat then she will die. Nina needs might get caught because everyone found out. So she has been hiding for a really long time and she is just done with it so she gets out of the house and goes somewhere. I really liked this book because there was a l
Peter Nicholson
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Among The Betrayed" is the companion to "Among The Hidden".I really enjoyed reading this book. I liked the characters, the setting and the plot. Nina’s worst nightmare comes true and she is captured by the Population Police and taken from relatives who took care of her to be thrown into a cell. The Hating Man, as Nina calls him, interrogates Nina and tells her that Jason turned her in. Jason is Nina’s first love, this news is very upsetting to her and it makes her furious. The hating man makes ...more
Trevor Flease
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me focused and not wanting to stop reading. There were many different things that could've gone wrong for Nina and certain times throughout the book. For Nina, she ran into many obstacles. The first big one, was being a third child, which meant she either had to stay hidden or live under a different name. Nina tried to get with other children that were the third ones in their families and they turned on her. I think if she would have gotten a
Blake Conwell
Personal Response: This book is different than the other two. It's all about Nina from the girl's school and about her getting arrested. It's still good and its important book among them. Still simple to read and understand.

Plot: Nina from the girl's school got arrested for being a shadow child. She went to prison but it was odd that she and 3 other people were in the whole section of their cells. She meant with the head master at the prison. He gave her all type of banned good food and he told
Ryley Hofferber
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal response: Among the Betrayed was a great read and I enjoyed the book greatly. This book was a page turner and I never wanted to set it down. Among the Betrayed really sucked me into it. At first, I was confused with how the story began but after finishing the book it all totally made sense. I will continue to read this series because it is the best series I have ever read. I hope to be just as enthusiastic about the next book, and I will be sad when I finally finish the last book of thi ...more
Brianna Kortesmaki
Personal Response:

I liked this book a lot. It is an easy read. I thought the book had a mysterious or dangerous feel to it. Just how the children had to hide and have fake identities.


Elodie Luria had left a dreary but emotionally comfortable life with her three aunts and grandmother. For the sake of giving her a chance to live out of hiding, they managed to scrounge together enough savings to purchase a fake ID and identity for her "Nina Idi" and sent her to live at Harlow School for
Adam Batten
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response:
I liked the book, Among The Betrayed, because it always left me thinking what would happen next. I rated the book four stars, because the end left me hanging. I did not know what would happen later in Nina's life. Nina is the main character who is an illegal third child. The book is based off a government that only allows two children because of a famine in food. Where did the third children live?

The book was about third children who were born, and then the law was passe
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the book among the betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Nina is put to the test. In this 156 page realistic fiction thriller, Nina's life appears to be on the line. This book takes turns that you would never expect and it really keeps you interested. Out of the books that I have read so far this one has to be the best. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in or wants to get started reading. This is another 5 star book written by haddix.
In the book, Nina is taken to population po
Rynn Yumako
DNF at 80% (and skimmed the rest of the way through).


Such a drastic drop in quality, I don't even know what to say.

I wasn't too keen on the new POV character, one we knew nothing about, but whatever, I could have dealt with that if her story turned out to be interesting. But I realized soon enough that she was just a stupid, insipid, wildly unlikeable girl, who had been thrown in a preposterous setting with too many plotholes to count.

The whole interrogation part, the over-the-top scheming an
Lauren Asuncion
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The novel Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix is an amazing addition to the Shadow Children book series. This book is the third installation, but is completely different from the first two books. Just like the second book, this book is just as good as the first or even better, but in this installation, you see the story from another character's point of view, Nina's. Since we see Nina's side of the story in this book, it makes you rethink everything that you have learned from the othe ...more
Camryn Oliff

Among The Betrayed

Can you picture living in a world where three children aren’t aloud and they have to hide? Nina was stuck in a life or death situation once she got put in jail. The population police didn’t know that Nina was a third child, so she ended up there because her friend Jason betrayed her. A man that Nina calls: the hating man, told her that she would be put into a cave with three other children to find out their secrets. Nina had the option of either telling the Hating
Ryan Emond
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very fun to read. What I like about the book is that there are very good planning skills to escape. The journey and the challenges Nina does are hard to read about. She is very good at thinking and solving problems. She has been arrested by the population police because they think she is working with her friend Jason. She has to choose to lie to the police or betray Jason.

Nina is a third illegal child, but she minds her own business. She has to act like she is not a third child and
Reanna Borgen
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kasie Lester
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Among the Betrayed, is a very interesting book, although boring at some parts. When Nina, a third child in a world were your only allowed to have two children, gets caught she must go to jail. She lay in the cold, dark, small jail cell as she gets interrogated. She then meets 3 children in the jail who are also third children. The third children, Percy, Alia and Mathias all huddle together cold and scared. Nina's only chance of survival is to turn them in, according to the police. But is it? Cou ...more
This is the third book in the Among The Betrayed series. This book is not focused on Luke it's focused on this evil kid named Jason's girlfriend named Jain. Jason and Jain are both illegal third children, but the government captures Jason and to save his own skin he turns in Jain so the population police won't kill him. Mr. Talbot ( Jens dad) is in charge of Jain and puts her through a series of test because he thinks she works for the gov., but he figures of Jain is insistent and let's her go. ...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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Other Books in the Series

Shadow Children (7 books)
  • Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)
  • Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, #2)
  • Among the Barons (Shadow Children, #4)
  • Among the Brave (Shadow Children, #5)
  • Among the Enemy (Shadow Children, #6)
  • Among the Free (Shadow Children, #7)

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