Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the oldest kids in a town full of kids younger than you? In the book Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Rosi and Edwy are the only two 12 year old kids. All of the other kids in their town are younger than them. They used to be good friends when they were younger, but as they grew up they became more distant to each other. In this book, they have to learn to watch out for eachother and all of the little kids. Children of Exile is a story about what could happen to our world in the future. This story in the beginning takes place in a place called, ‘Fred Town’. Later in the book it takes place in the kids’ home town. One day all of the kids in Fred Town learn that they are all going home. Rosi Alvaran is worried about why all of the kids in Fred Town are all being sent home. No kid had ever been sent back home before. Rosi soon discovers that home is not at all the place that she imagined it would be. Rosi also discovers that her home town is a dangerous place. The antagonists are these people called enforcers who prevent anyone from her home town to ever leave. She also has to make sure the little ones with her stay safe too. I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventures and mysteries because there are a lot of secrets being kept hidden from all of the kids, and they need to figure out what those secrets are. Also because the kids have to go on so many adventures to find out about their hometown and what happened to it in the past. There is one other book in this series called, “Children of Refuge.” Children of Refuge is based on what happens to Edwy, when he gets home.