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Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Jan 17, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: children, dystopia

So, we've got a school that purports to be a boarding school for psychologically damaged children, and also secretly houses illegal shadow children. And the kids are just... left to run around, with no treatment? Like a creepy asylum? I mean, I get that I'm looking at this with adult eyes, but this is a major, awkward plot hole. Some strange pacing in this one, too: crawls along for most of the book, then speeds up out of nowhere at the end. I don't think I'll be reading more of these: Luke is a bit grating as a narrator. The premise here is good, but I feel like dystopian novels do better with older protagonists.

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