The Shadow Children Books by Margaret Peterson Haddix

January 10, 2010
By amachii GOLD, Schenectady, New York
amachii GOLD, Schenectady, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"ganbaranakutemo ee nende!" (It's okay even if you didn't do your best!) -Smileage/Tsunku


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!!!!


The author's comments:
I hope you guys read the books, no matter how young thay may seem. If you do like them (which I'm almost positive you will), go to the author's website at www.haddixbooks.com

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amachii GOLD said...
on Mar. 6 2011 at 8:41 am
amachii GOLD, Schenectady, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"ganbaranakutemo ee nende!" (It's okay even if you didn't do your best!) -Smileage/Tsunku

yeah, me too :) Sorry, everybody, that I haven't gotten to respond to your comments! Thanks for reading! :)

KayKay:-) said...
on Mar. 5 2011 at 7:41 am
I read the first book in sixth grade. It was pretty good, and I read all the others. My only complaint is that they are rather . . . . short. A little more detail, a little more descriptiveness is needed. All in all, I do like the series.

on Feb. 27 2011 at 11:39 am
Mr.Mysterious BRONZE, Danville, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
It's time to nut up or shut up.

I had the same situation with the teacher introducing the book to me. I loved it and read all of them, and some more marget peterson haddix wrote.

on Nov. 28 2010 at 8:46 am
manga_maniac SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
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forgot to mention among the betrayed is my favorite

on Nov. 28 2010 at 8:44 am
manga_maniac SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
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i love margaret peterson hadix's books! she visited my school, but i was in kindergarden so i didn't get to see her. :(

on Oct. 25 2010 at 6:24 am
ConnorM. SILVER, Brighton, Michigan
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Dude, half your comments r by yourself.

on Oct. 25 2010 at 6:20 am
ConnorM. SILVER, Brighton, Michigan
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Sorry I didn't say this last time, but I am rating this 5star.

on Oct. 25 2010 at 6:19 am
ConnorM. SILVER, Brighton, Michigan
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Just so you know, you forgot Among the Brave in your list.

on Oct. 20 2010 at 5:51 pm
I've read all of these books and they are amazing and worth it. They may be for middle level readers, but I'm a freshman and I read them a few years ago and LOVED them!

on Oct. 14 2010 at 10:25 am
I've read all 7 books. I want to read them again. They are really good books.

archery10 said...
on Oct. 7 2010 at 7:37 pm
I'm on among the barons love the series!!!

amachii GOLD said...
on Aug. 20 2010 at 6:19 pm
amachii GOLD, Schenectady, New York
11 articles 0 photos 205 comments

Favorite Quote:
"ganbaranakutemo ee nende!" (It's okay even if you didn't do your best!) -Smileage/Tsunku

yeah, I guess I understand. I loved the series (obviously) but the plot never really changes. I read them a while ago, but i think i remember there being twists... Oh, well. thanks for the comment. :)

on Aug. 19 2010 at 4:20 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

i read most of the series.  i got sort of bored.  like, there was the sam eproblem through the entire series. and... yeah. it was okay.

amachii GOLD said...
on Jul. 9 2010 at 10:04 am
amachii GOLD, Schenectady, New York
11 articles 0 photos 205 comments

Favorite Quote:
"ganbaranakutemo ee nende!" (It's okay even if you didn't do your best!) -Smileage/Tsunku

yes, they are... :) i love her writing style. :)

amachii GOLD said...
on Jul. 9 2010 at 10:03 am
amachii GOLD, Schenectady, New York
11 articles 0 photos 205 comments

Favorite Quote:
"ganbaranakutemo ee nende!" (It's okay even if you didn't do your best!) -Smileage/Tsunku

um whoops guess i didn't know that i already posted my lol.... :)

ElvinaRose said...
on Jul. 8 2010 at 10:58 am
Wow, I remember reading these in 5th grade, they're absoulutly amazing!

amachii GOLD said...
on Jun. 12 2010 at 2:32 pm
amachii GOLD, Schenectady, New York
11 articles 0 photos 205 comments

Favorite Quote:
"ganbaranakutemo ee nende!" (It's okay even if you didn't do your best!) -Smileage/Tsunku

i loved them too... :) it's hard to believe i didn't think i'd like them at first!

carly... GOLD said...
on Jun. 12 2010 at 12:05 pm
carly... GOLD, Shorewood, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Just because I'm not happy does not mean I'm depressed

I loved this book series. I red it in a matter own a week I got so hooked!

on May. 24 2010 at 4:10 pm
lol!!! :) :)

on May. 24 2010 at 4:09 pm
:D lol! :)


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