Among the Hidden (Shadow Children Book 1)

Book 1 of 7 in the Shadow Children Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 12Z4.832127

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another third convinces him that the government is wrong.

Paperback, 1424 pages
Published on October 23, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1442468645
ISBN-13: 9781442468641
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  • sg123
    sg123Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10:47 am55 stars
    This is the best book! I really recommend this book if you like suspenseful books. It is about a kid named Luke who is a third child in his family. Where he lives, it only allows a family to have up to 2 kids but Luke is the third. he has been hiding for his whole life. Will he get caught and murdered by the population police or stand up against the law? Read it to find out!
    • nat05
      nat05Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:46 am22 stars
      my class is reading this book and its good
      • luvmylipgloss
        luvmylipglossMonday, May 20, 2019 at 2:12 pm44 stars
        This book is about a boy who is in a community where there can be only 2 children per family. Luke is the 3rd child, so he must be hidden. He finds another child that is also hidden.
        • Quinten BrinesTuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:28 am
          The book I will be reviewing is Among The Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I suggest reading this book because you may realize how lucky you are. I suggest it because it is a decent size and is part of a series the other six books. This book is about a third child in the future where the government makes a rule that parents could only have two kids and if they had a third they had to get rid of it. But this family chooses to just hide him instead. He was allowed to go outside and play but when the government decides to cut down the trees and build houses that all changes. He now isn’t allowed to go outside or look through windows just because his parents are afraid he’ll get seen. One day he seen a face in there neighbors house of a family with two kids already so he decides to go over there to see who it is. He meets another third child and they become friends but there parents don’t know about this. The third child's name is Jen and the main character Luke goes over there when his parents are busy. They make a plan but one day Jen shows him the computer and a secret chat room full of other third childs. I think the people who like short chapter books and adventure books would enjoy this book.
          • Baby shark dodoSaturday, March 9, 2019 at 1:59 pm
            I love this book and the series and I'm a BIG FAN! If you are looking for a new series I would pick this one!
            • Kaitlyn ScottWednesday, March 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm
              Five stars all the way!!
              • Kaitlyn ScottWednesday, March 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm
                This book is recommended by me! It's a great book if you just want a quick read. Even though many people wouldn't recommend it, I do. Especially if you are around the age of 12. Which is how old the main character, Luke, is.
                • Hollow9Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2:18 pm
                  This book was awesome. Great read.
                  • tiredman505
                    tiredman505Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:16 pm
                    i love it
                    • chloe1
                      chloe1Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 8:07 pm55 stars
                      This book is about this twelve year old boy named Luke, and at their time you were only allowed to have two kids, and the boy was the third child. His parents are trying to keep him a secret. But his brothers don’t really think it’s fair that they have to do all his yard chores. In this book there will be laughter and fear join Luke on his adventure being hidden. For more information read the book!