Among the Hidden

Book review by Bradley, age 14 years

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

This book takes place in a futuristic society where two children are allowed. the main characters are Luke Garner and Jen Rose Talbot.The story is about a boy who is known as a shadow child and has to hide because shadow children are illegal in the community. You can only have two children and any more are known as shadow children and the Population Police will come and have the shadow child/children killed. Luke spent his whole life hiding but one day he looked out the window and finds that there is another shadow child in his neighborhood. Luke’s farm and woods get cut down by the government and he can’t go outside anymore because the government built mansions with Barons living in them and he would be seen and the Population Police would come to take him away. He then finds out one day while everybody in the neighborhood is gone except him that there is another shadow child.

I liked this book because it was a very interesting government and community. I would recommend this book to kids and adults ages 9+.