I would really recomend this book to you, for me it has been one of my favorite books that I have read. View all 4 comments.
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Dec 20, Katie Grace rated it really liked it Shelves: I remember reading this when I was nine or ten. It was fun to revisit the world, though I'm not sure if I'll reread the other 12 or so in the series. Though I do want to know what happens Dec 15, Olivia rated it really liked it Shelves: Luke Garner is a third child, a hidden child. After the government passed the population law, third children and pets have been outlawed. When Luke's farmland is bought to be turned into a neighborhood of barons, Luke takes interest to watching out of his attic vents.
The Sports family's home, the Blonde family's home Luke is too timid to find out In a way, some people I know are like Luke I am not like that at all. If I were Luke, I would try to change the world. I'd stay outside, letting that late summer air blow in my eyes.
My mom and dad would say to the questioning people, "Oh, she's our niece, that's Anyway, Luke, sitting in his attic, creates a plan. He breaks into the Sports family's house, and finds Jen, another "shadow child," as she puts it. Jen is me, the complete opposite of Luke, bold and daring. Jen and Luke become fast friends, but in April before Jen's rally, Luke turns down her offer. Jen wants to rally in front of the White House, to protest the population law. She and Luke have a big fight, leaving Luke scared and alone.
Soon she returns to his house, to say goodbye as she leaves for the rally. When Jen doesn't come back, Luke is horrified and nervous. What if Jen-he can't bring himself to think of it. Overcome by curiosity, Luke sneaks back to Jen's house, where he is told by Jen's father that she is dead.
At the end of the book, I myself was full of questions. Will Luke change the world like he promised to Jen's spirit? Will he get caught? Will he ever see his family again? When will Margaret Peterson Haddix write a sequel? View all 3 comments. Dec 20, Rachelle rated it liked it. This is a decent book about a fictional community where the government controls everything. The people are only allowed to have 2 children so anything after 2 they hide them.
This is a story about a boy that has been hidden his entire life and find out that there are other hidden children out there as well. He meets a girl and they become friends. I have mixed feelings about this book. The reason I read it was because a friend of mine asked me about it. Her 11 year-old son read it and he was ups This is a decent book about a fictional community where the government controls everything. Her 11 year-old son read it and he was upset and sad about some things in the book.
She was kind of shocked and upset that he read such a book. So I read the book as a favor to her to see what kind of book it really was. So I honestly cannot say if I think it is appropriate for 11 year-olds. I probably would let mine read it but now that she has brought it to my attention I am kind of hesitant about what I really think. Don't know if that made any sense at all-Sorry.. Jan 27, Kimberly rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Luke is a "third" child in a society that inforces population control.
Families are allowed only two children. He is loved but lead a very solitary life.
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He meets another "third" child, Jen, and they form a friendship. Jen is the leader of a group of thirds and she's trying to change the laws so they no longer have to hide. Very inspiring, tender and quite a cliff hanger! Dec 10, Mwestarkey97 rated it it was amazing. Feb 09, Fred Kirchner rated it really liked it Shelves: I was not expecting too much, and was rewarded with a pleasantly surprising read.
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You can fly through this book in just a few hours, but why should you? Haddix creates a charming, star-crossed protagonist living in a dystopian society as a Shadow Child. Families are only allowed two kids. Luke is the third child to a strapped farming couple living on the edge of civilization. For most of his life, Luke's had the run of the back forty, but when a new housing development bring wealt I was not expecting too much, and was rewarded with a pleasantly surprising read.
For most of his life, Luke's had the run of the back forty, but when a new housing development bring wealthy homes to their neck of the woods, Luke is forced to stay in the attic. He may never go outside again. Luke watches the new neighborhood from his secret attic lookout. One day he notices a blind flutter on one of the extravagant homes. Without his parents' knowledge, Luke sneaks over to the new neighborhood and meets another shadow child--a girl!
She's linked into an underground network of Shadow Children. Not too racy for your 6th grade nephew, yet deep enough for a high school ethics seminar is there such a thing?. This story was so good, I read it in one sitting. If only I had the sequel, I would be reading it already. Really, that's how much I enjoyed it. It's very well told, the setting is believable and cruel, and Well, there're lots of great things to say about it, instead I'll just recommend you read it. Jan 21, Ally rated it it was amazing.
I read it last year in two days. The ending made me cry and wanting more. I love the series and want to maybe want to reread the series again! Sep 27, Julie Klein rated it it was amazing. Wonderful recommendation by one of my fabulous students. Can't wait to discuss it in book club: Oct 16, Daisy W rated it it was amazing. This book was a good start to a series, but it felt like a non-ending or an obvious sequel set up. Even in a young adult series each book should be able to stand alone in terms of satisfying the reader that the story is over, this one didn't really do that for me.
The character development was ok but again, I'm not going to cut it slack for being for young readers, there were several characters that should have been more dimensional but weren't. As an example Jen's dad needed to be introduced by This book was a good start to a series, but it felt like a non-ending or an obvious sequel set up. As an example Jen's dad needed to be introduced by his name ASAP instead of just referring to him as Jen's dad for three chapters. Another oddity was how easily the author made Jen's idiotic plans come together. It was third person but you never get to see anything Luke doesn't get to see, she might as well have written in first person POV from Luke's perspective because that is basically what you get.
If she had used third person more to her advantage we would have seen all that Jen did rather than hear from Luke that she seemed tired. As much as it annoyed me, and it did, I did find it to be an interesting, however conflicted read. The different mentalities about the government was an interesting aspect and showing the characters personality by how they see the government was a good way to get insight into the characters quickly. I ordered this for my twelve year old niece upon a recommendation and decided to read it myself to be sure she'd like it, I ordered the second book immediately upon finishing this one.
It may not be my cuppa but I think a young reader would enjoy it more than I did. It gets a three out of five. I am able to relate to his emotions because I have felt what he is feeling. This book is very special, even my sister thought it was a fascinating book. I can tell that the author put her heart and soul into the book. It contains so many details and suspense.
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Right now I am reading the 7th book and I am loving it. If I had to rate this book, it would be a definite 5. I recommend this book to all readers who love fiction, a bit of mystery, and things that affect a certain society or population. This book is the best book I have ever read and even the title catches my eye.
To end, this book is a book everyone should read. Apr 25, Jen Durand rated it really liked it. When childhood memories, bring you back you know it is a good book.
Lots of mystery, drama, and sprinkles of actions. I loved it and am constantly recommending it to my younger siblings. May 14, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: The dystopian society in Among the Hidden is a frightening idea, but reading about the main character's adventures is worthwhile.
I just have to say, what an amazing start to a series! For the past couple of months, I've been having a hard time finding books that'll hold my interest. But once I picked up 'Among The Hidden,' I was immediately sucked into this world well, it did have it's draggy bits, but nevertheless, I was sucked in. I can't quite explain it, but it gave me all of those Unwind feels. This isn't your average dystopian book, I feel that it can stand on its own, much like Unwind, it was very unique, but I d I just have to say, what an amazing start to a series!
This isn't your average dystopian book, I feel that it can stand on its own, much like Unwind, it was very unique, but I did have some problems with it hence the four stars and not five. Among the Hidden is set in a world where parents are only allowed to have two children.
But not everyone agrees with these laws, and that's where the term "shadow children" comes into play. We start out by meeting our main character, Luke Garner, a twelve-year-old shadow child a third child born to a family who must stay hidden at all times. Luke stays in his family's attic day in and day out until his new neighbors move in, and he realizes that maybe there are more children like him out there. So, let's get to our characters this isn't going to take long because there weren't many.
First, we have our MC, Luke Garner. I really liked Luke and how he progressed throughout the story. In the beginning, you have this boy who seems pretty content with everything. At first, Luke couldn't go outside for very long, and then it came to a point where he couldn't go out at all. As the chapters progressed "privileges" and I can't even believe that I'm calling them privileges, are slowly taken away from Luke. Privileges such as not being able to eat dinner at the same table as your family. The more the story progressed the heavier my heart felt.
It got to a point to where I wasn't even sure who to be upset with, the government for enforcing that the parents can only have two children, or the parents for subjecting their kids to this lifestyle. So, I felt bad for Luke, but as I was saying I liked watching his irritation at his circumstances slowly build within him. He realized the life he was living wasn't fair.
Luke went from being a sheltered boy to possibly being the leader of a revolution. I am here for it! Next, we're introduced to the other third child who happens to be Luke's next door neighbor, "Jen" Jennifer Rose Talbot. I loved Jen so much! She was so fierce and so passionate about what she believes in. I admire people like that, and that's exactly who Jen was.
I loved how she was able to ignite a fire in Luke and make him realize that the population laws were complete bull. For one, I knew that the government would've had those children killed at the rally. I mean, they were all third children, which meant that there was no evidence of their existence, they could get away with killing them scot-free. But I knew she would have a huge impact on him. People like that always do. What was even surprising is that she was a Baron extremely rich and yet she cared about ALL third children.
Luke's mother was okay, the brothers were jerks, as all older brothers are lol jk! That's what a man gets married for. As I said before, I did have some problems with this book. The main problem I had was that the beginning of it dragged. I know it's completely understandable, since the author wants to you really feel what it's like in the life of a third child who has to remain hidden all the time, but it really dragged.
Luke was in the attic most of the time, and if he wasn't in the attic, his dad was being unnecessarily mean, or his brothers were teasing him that didn't happen much though , or his mom was babying him. Things didn't pick up until he met Jen. That's the only "problem" I had.
I understand that sometimes the first book of a series has to start off slow so we can get a feel for the world. So the dragging wasn't THAT big of an issue. Overall, I'm loving where this story is heading, and I can't wait to read the next six books! Mar 05, Ehsan rated it it was amazing. And if they were rich they would keep on bribing people and that would make the book boring.
The things I did not like are how Jen went to the rally and the government did that very cruel thing to the kids. The most important scene of the book was when Luke di A. The most important scene of the book was when Luke discovered another third child. Luke thought that was a third child because he counted that all 28 people in the neighborhood had left. The genre of the book is science fiction 4.
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The setting of this book is Luke house and Jen house, it was also in the U. A were the government controls the kids. This all takes place sometime in the future. This book reminds me of the story of Anne Frank and the story of what happened to the Jews when Hitler killed thousands of Jews because he hated them.
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I think the special reason someone will want to read this book is if they have a third child or are a third child because then the book will show them what could happen if they had them in a time when government controlled kids. This book does have a sequel. It is the first book in the Shadow Children series. This is the first time I read a book by the author. This book reminds me of Anne Frank because they both are hiding in attics basements and running away from the Germans. I would recommend this book because it is very in unpredictable and very inspiring.
I enjoyed the acting, Philip Glenister reminded me more of an updated "Callan", disheveled, unshaven, half asleep etc.. It was good to see David Suchet out of his "Poirot" skin for a while, although I had hoped to see more of a role for him. Anna Chancellor is a fine actress who I have seen do justice to many roles was underused,given her talents. Nevertheless the cast was well thought out and worked well together. The storyline was another matter. The plot zig-zagged all over the place.
I appreciate the need for suspense, but many questions went unanswered. Why were Gina's parents killed? Because they were a brilliant legal team? What had the earlier crime, the killing at Braddock House have to to do with the events 20 years later? Maybe I missed something but there seemed to be quite a few loose ends that never got resolved. And, what happened to Elspeth?
The ending was not satisfying. Maybe there will be a fifth episode. Or perhaps a new PI series based upon Philip Glenister's character. With a better plot and no loose strings, it could probably go somewhere. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death Ronan Bennett , Walter Bernstein.
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