Among The Hidden is a really captivating and engaging book. This is about a twelve-year old boy in the future that is a third child. In this book, parents are limited to only two children, due to food shortage. If the population police, a group of people that are part of the government, find a third child, the child's family must face severe consequences. One of the many is getting rid of him/her. The main character, Luke, is hidden from the rest of the world so he doesn't get found out. Luke can't play outside and is ordered to stay away from windows and other things that might expose him to the outside world. Inside, Luke is bored and doesn't have many things to occupy him, especially since he's poor. Way before Luke was forced to stay inside, he would play outside all of the time on the rural land he lived on. There would be no one to see him for miles, but one day, his mom spotted some construction workers. She told him to stay inside from then on. Years after the construction workers left, Luke looked outside through a slanted vent in his bedroom (the attic). He watched other people leave their houses, one by one. At one specific house though, he saw four people leave. After they left, he saw someone in the window of that house. At first, he thought it was a maid, but then he concluded that the person was too young to be a maid. It had to be a kid. Luke pondered and pondered about what he saw that day, and built up the courage to walk over to the house and see who it is-- even though he might just be risking his own life out of curiosity. This book is actually part of The Shadow Children Series, so if you enjoy this book, you might consider reading the rest of the series. I assure you, it will leave you wanting more.