Book report: Margaret P. Haddix - Among the Hidden

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Book report: Margaret P. Haddix - Among the Hidden

Protagonist: Luke Garner: Luke is illegal, he is one of the shadow children. Unlike his rich neighbors he works on a farm. DESCRIPTION: Twelve years old with brown hairAntagonist: The Population police/ government officials: The Population Police enforce the law. Everyone is scared of these policemen as they are known to be very brutal and mean. The government officials are the ones who have created the laws restricting shadow children.Setting: The setting takes place in the future (they do not give an exact date). The book takes place in Luke Garners farm, Jen Talbots mansion, America, and Jen Talbots car.Theme: Standing up for what you think is right: Luke Garner and Jen Talbot are both shadow children. Jen and Luke think that shadow children should be legalized. Jen attempts to persuade Luke to go to a ralley in front of the White House to protest the corrupted government, however Luke declines the offer. Jen and Luke both fight for the legalization of shadow children.Conflicts: There are two large conflicts swirling around Luke Garner. One is in his head. Luke had been stored in an attic all his life and is always thinking about escape and turning himself in. The second biggest conflict is with the law and government. Luke hates the government with a burning passion. However the gorvernment is ultimately stronger than Luke, will Luke succeed? Will he fail? Read the book to find out!Memorable quote: “Sure you can be a coward and hope somone 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". This quote is what the whole book is based on. The question asks Luke, will you fight for what you believe in, or will you not? Luke does not want to be a coward and he must decide if he wants to fight for Jens cause or not. Will he take the fight to the government? Read the book to find out!

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Author: Margaret Peterson HaddixGenre: FictionTargeted audience: Young adults

Luke Garners mother wants a fourth child named John. Thus making the first four chapters in the bible, Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John.Among the Hidden has earned a American Library Association award.Margaret Peterson has written the tenth volume in the 39 clues series.

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REASON 1. Among The Hidden deserves a five star rating because it is a captivating book that touches all of the human emotions. Not only can young adults enjoy the book, any age group can relate to Luke Garner. REASON 2. Margaret Peterson masterfully writes so that when Luke is feeling scared the reader feels the same way.

Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm in Ohio. She graduated from Miami Uiversity and has since written 30 books for young adults. Many of her books are honored as New York Times best sellers. Her books have been honored with awards such as the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and more than a dozen state reader’s choice awards.

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Characters:Luke Garner: Luke never has had much hope. Although he hates the government, Jen Talbot gives Luke ideas of ways to overthrow the government.Jen Talbot: Jen is a blonde headed twelve year old with a huge imagination. She has plotted to protest the government with her fellow third child friends.The Garners: Each person in Luke's family seems opposite from the other. Luke's mom tries to make the best out of situations, however it is quite obvious that she is always unhappy. Lukes dad and brothers are always trying to debunk the other ones idea. Luke's father never seems to happy, while Luke's brothers seem to vary in their moods.

-Lucas Preiss


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