Among the Hidden
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
“Luke has never been to school. He’s never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend’s house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.
Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He’s lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family’s farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside.
Then, one day Luke sees a girl’s face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he’s met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows — does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford “not” to?” –Goodreads
Originally published in 1998, this series (The Shadow Children) opens up a dystopian America to us. Haddix brought us a re-imagined United States before Roth and Collins were able to. The series gets better every time I re-read it.
This meme is hosted by Casual Reader. Here are the rules:
- Feature a book that was published more than a year ago, the older the better.
- It must be a book that you have re-read at least once.
- Explain to your readers why this book is worth reading over and over again.
- Tag four people in your post to share their favorite throwback the following week.