Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden

Book - 2000 | First paperback edition
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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.
Audience: 008-012
Publisher: New York :, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers,, 2000
Edition: First paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780689824753
Branch Call Number: J HAD
Characteristics: 153 pages ; 20 cm


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Mar 07, 2020

We had to read this book for school and if I hadn't been shown this amazing book I would have missed out on so much. The plot is surprisingly relatable and emotional. I highly recommend!

Jan 04, 2020

I read among the hidden 3 months ago and I kept on thinking about it and I was so fun !! I recommend this book to everyone . This was the best book I have ever read!

it was pretty good book i have to say. if you have not read it by now well.......READ IT

Apr 19, 2019

I have to say that I didn't enjoy this book very much. But, I ❤️ Haddix and her writing style, so I have faith that the rest of the series will be great 👍🏻

Once I started it I couldn't put it down. If you enjoyed this book and are eager for more you would like the rest of the series.

Jun 05, 2018

Good, fast-paced start to the series. Raises important issues of the value of life and personal identity, as well as social responsibility and government overreach.

Mar 28, 2018

i love it such a great book! Everybody should try it!

Mar 23, 2018

❤️❤️ This book. I highly recommend it to many.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 22, 2018

I adored this series when I first read it in early middle school; I'd recommend it for kids who have trouble getting into books, as these are very fast paced and gripping.

Jul 26, 2017

I like this book very much

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shallowriver Jun 19, 2013

"It's people like you who change history. People like me-we just let things happen to us." - Luke, the child who's dreams got crushed before they even have the chance to form

shallowriver Jun 19, 2013

"Why didn't you stop her?"
"Stop Jen? That's like trying to stop the sun"

Jun 04, 2013

“Sure you can be a coward and hope someone else changes the world for you. You can hide up in that attic of yours until someone knocks on the door and says, 'Oh, hey, they freed the hidden. Want to come out?' Is that what you want"
Luke didn't answer
"You've got to come, Luke, or you'll hate yourself the rest of your life. When you don't have to hide anymore, even years from now, there'll always be some small part of you whispering 'I don't deserve this. I didn't fight for it. I'm not worth it.' And you are, Luke, you are. You're smart and funny and nice, and you should be living life, instead of being buried alive in that old house of yours”

Nov 14, 2009

"Haddix has outdone herself once again with this outstanding thriller, only to change the readers minds. You won't be able to put it down"


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Jun 04, 2013

Basically, the Government has prohibited every family from having more than two children, and Luke just so happens to be a third child in the Garner family. Read this book to find out the outcome of Luke's third child status! (Hint - It's not what you expect :P)

Nov 14, 2009

Luke Garner is a third child in a society that only allows 2 or less children per family. He is doing his best to hide, and conceal his identity. He is ok with it, until his parents start to become really overprotective. The woods are cut down, and the government built "Baron" homes. He starts to think there is more to his life than hiding, especially when he finds another third child, who is courageous and wants to change everything. A story that will dramactically change, in a good way.


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Jun 11, 2020

Other: Very sad

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