Among the Betrayed (Shadow Children Book 3)

Book 3 of 7 in the Shadow Children Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 12Z4.933881

"Everything that had happened to Nina was real. She had real handcuffs on her wrists, real scars on her back, real fear flooding her mind.
"'They're going to kill me,' Nina whispered, and it was almost a relief to finally, finally give up hope."
In a society that allows no more than two children per family under penalty of death, third children are forced into hiding, or to live with false identity papers. In Among the Impostors, Nina Idi was arrested for treason for supposedly trying to trick the Population Police into arresting other students she said were illegal third children. Now she faces torture or death -- unless she agrees to betray three other imprisoned third children. Her dilemma intensifies when she meets the prisoners -- who are only ten, nine, and six.
As she did so brilliantly in the Publishers Weekly best-selling Among the Hidden and in Among the Impostors, Margaret Peterson Haddix once again brings readers to a world in which nothing is as it seems -- a world in which an imprisonment leads to an adventure of mind, body, and spirit.

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on June 1, 2002 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0689839057
ISBN-13: 9780689839054
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  • orikwo1617
    orikwo1617Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 9:45 am55 stars
    Imagine a life, isolated, no exposure to the outside world or any life. Then the third book in the shadow children series: Among the Betrayed by: Margaret Peterson Haddix is just for you! Join Nina in her quest to escape the dark room known as her jail cell. This book carries on from the second book in the series, Among the Barons and continues on the path of Nina Idi, an illegal child looking for a way to escape the prison. Can you imagine being betrayed by your closest friends? Then this book is a prime example. Nina being betrayed, turned in by her own friends and even the boy she had kissed days prior her arrest. Is pure torment to her. Imagine being forced against your will to be chained against a wall and suffer with pure darkness. That is what it feels to be in Nina’s conditions. So I beg the question, will Nina escape her jail cell? Will she ever be reunited with her friends and family? Will the population police kill her? All these questions all have answers! In Among the Betrayed! WARNING: This book includes some content that could be inappropriate for some people under the age of 11. Please have a teacher parent or guardian check if this is a good book for you!
    • gibby
      gibbyThursday, October 22, 2015 at 4:56 pm
      ive been reading the series over and over again its my fav
      • ksm123
        ksm123Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:28 pm
        It is a interesting book with many twist and turns. I was drawn into the book in the first few pages. It is a good book to read if you are a high leveled reader.
        • storres
          storresTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:03 am55 stars
          she is a terrific writer i love how the book is told by diiferent peope each book.
          • storres
            storresTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:01 am55 stars
            I lke the twist ending and how luke (lee) did not tell jason his name under any sercomstasnce.
            • acase
              acaseFriday, April 10, 2015 at 11:27 am55 stars
              I'm reading this book right now. I'm on page 67. So far it is really good.
              • storres
                storresTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:04 am55 stars
                keep reading it gets better and better
              • yusuf12
                yusuf12Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:33 am44 stars
                this book was amazing i can read this over and over again if i wanted to...this had to be one of the best books ever
                • alexanderpavlov
                  alexanderpavlovTuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm55 stars
                  This is a really good book and author!
                  • lillianna765
                    lillianna765Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 4:12 pm55 stars
                    I love this series written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. She is truly a magnificent writer. I really need to read the first two books first. >:)