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The Shadow Children Books by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Wow. The Shadow Children books were introduced to me by a teacher. I wasn’t so sure that I would like them, and then I got halfway into Among the Hidden. I couldn’t put it down!!

It’s about a futuristic community that recently suffered of famines. They made up a law that says parents are only aloud two children, and any third child, or shadow child, found by the Population Police will be killed, along with anyone associated with them. So, obviously, that’s something you keep secret.

The seven books follow different characters, who all connect somewhere along the way. Luke, Nina, Percy, Matthias, Trey and Jen (am I missing any? I haven’t read the books in a while. If so, please tell me.) are all third children. Most of them have absolutely no idea who the next one is, but they all have something in common: they live every day on the border of life and death.

The books, Among the Hidden, Among the Imposters, Among the Betrayed, Among the Barons, Among the Enemy, and Among the Free are GREAT!!!! They are page- turners full of cliffhangers, and the Science Fiction genre will really bring readers in. I don’t know anyone who’s read them and didn’t like them!!!!



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readlikecrazy10 said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Guys- you should look at Kavishg's review on the first book, among the hidden.
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm
I'm reading breaking dawn for the second time... I FEEL YOUR PAIN! But yeah, I love Haddix books. She's really reliable when you need a good book.
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm
check out her website. remember, haddixbooks .com ! She has writen a lot more books. :):):):)
 
readlikecrazy10 said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm
plese rate and comment- it would help a lot! Thank you! :):):):)
 
readlikecrazy10 said...
Jan. 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm
Okay, I found out who I missed. Alia. The characters are Luke, Nina, Percy, Matthias, Trey, Jen and ALIA!!!!!
 
Kavishg This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm
have you read any of her other books???
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 3:04 pm
yeah, I read Found, all the shadow children books, Double identity, some of turnabout, and most of running out of time- a lot less than I thought I read, but there's a few I want to read. I think I said something about that on a book review on her book uprising.
 
Kavishg This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm
is double identity good?
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm
very good. It's about a girl who found out she was a clone. Maybe I'll write a review on it. It's actually my favorite haddix book. :) :) :) :)
 
Kavishg This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm
cool i will definately read that... also check out my review of enders game
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm
I did. I should read that... it sounds good. Nice job! Hey, do you like Stephenie Meyer?
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm
dude, r u there?
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm
I posted my Double Identity review last night- it should be out soon. I also sent in an opinion and a science fiction.
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 7:36 pm
please respond?
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm
seriously, it's been a while. I'm not getting any younger!
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm
DUDE!!!!!!!! Kay, don't answer the question! Just lease respond and tell me you're still on the face of the Earth, not planet X? (believe me, I have some pretty wierd friends...)
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm
i've been leaving these things here daily. Don't you get emails every time you get a response?
 
readlikecrazy10 replied...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm
kay dude. I give up, I'll shut up.
 
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