Have you ever imagined being an illegal third child? When you have to blend into a school so you wouldn’t be taken away by the government? Well this book “Among The Imposters,” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, The second book to the series “Among The Hidden shows just that.
This book takes place in “The Hendricks,” a school that Luke has to stay in to stay safe in from the population police who are police that stay on the lookout for third children who are illegal. The time period is taken place in the present time. Luke is the antagonist of the story. It all started off when luke was born as a third child, at a farm with his mother, father and two brothers. Luke couldn’t go outside or be seen by an strangers what so ever. But one day, luke snuck out of his house into his neighbor’s house where he thought he saw a another child who he thought has also a third child, he met her and her name was Jen. Jen and Luke often hung out until one faithful day, when Jen decided to go to the government with a group of third children and riot about third children’s rights and that didn’t end well. The whole group of people who were rioting died, all shot to death by the government people. Including Jen. Then soon, Luke later met Jen’s father. They were both in grief about Jens death. But then Luke triggered a alarm which notified the population police and Luke had no escape but to get a fake ID and go to a boarding school to blend in and live there. And that takes us to the second book of the series, “Among The Imposters.” The antagonist of the story is the population police because if he were ever to get caught by the population police the government would take him away and keep him there. A conflict that Luke is facing is it is that it is hard to blend in with all of the other boys and sometime Luke gets bullied which doesn’t help the situation of him trying to stay hidden from the government and the population police. A turning point in the story is when another boy at the boarding school started to fight with Luke and Luke ended up knocking the kid out! This of course was a negative turning point which pretty much concluded the end of the book. I would recommend this book to sixth graders and up because last year when I was in sixth grade the whole grade read the first book to the “Among the Hidden” series and many people liked it so I would recommend this book to sixth graders and up.