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Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Bk 2)
Among the Impostors - Shadow Children, Bk 2
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
— Luke Garner is an illegal third child. All his life has been spent in hiding. Now, for the first time, Luke is living among others. He has assumed a deceased boy's identity and is attending Hendricks School for Boys, a windowless building with cruel classmates and oblivious teachers. L...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780689839085
ISBN-10: 0689839081
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Bk 2) on
Great Book. Could not put it down until the last page. Excellent read!!!!
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I liked the exciting turns the book takes.
skywriter319 avatar reviewed Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Bk 2) on + 784 more book reviews
All his life, Luke Garner has had to live in fear and hiding. He is a third child, an illegal by the passing of the Population Law. Knowledge of his existence spells his death and the death of all who tried to protect him.

Luke's dead best friend Jen Talbot's dad manages to get him a fake I.D. Suddenly he can be out in the world, mingling among others as Lee Grant, a Baron who had actually died in a skiing accident. At Hendricks School for Boys, a terrified Luke tries to adjust to life among other people. He is afraid all the time of someone finding out that he is a third child, and yet doesn't want to forget his real identity, either.

One day, Luke finds a mysterious door in the wall and escapes outside school confines, only to discover that the whole entire school is windowless. This sets of a chain of events involving other third children and Luke's own growing sense of self-confidence, awareness, and knowledge. However, not everyone is who they seem, and Luke must be extremely careful...or else the imposter among them will betray them all.

AMONG THE IMPOSTERS consists mostly of Luke trying to adjust to life in society. While it's perhaps not as exciting as the first in the series, this book is a chillingly convincing story of societal adjustment, and it will only involve readers ever more into this eerie and complex world.
JonnieAngel avatar reviewed Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Bk 2) on + 44 more book reviews
Luke Garner, a shadow child, is out of hiding for the first time in his life. Since families are only allowed to have two children, subsequent children must stay hidden from the Population Police and their imminent death sentence.

Luke finds himself in a sort of witness protection program. He is separated from his family when he is given a new identity.

As a shadow child, he was never allowed to go to school. He has never met anyone outside of his immediate family. The second book in the series finds Luke enrolled in a boarding school under his new alias. Instead of going to class, Luke skips school and routinely sneaks outside. Will Luke get caught by the Population Police?

The author keeps you guessing until the very end.
rebthebecca avatar reviewed Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Bk 2) on + 2 more book reviews
This was a great read. The story is fast paced, and enjoyable for YA readers and adults.
reviewed Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Bk 2) on + 25 more book reviews
This book was one of my favorites. You will love it!
reviewed Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Bk 2) on + 78 more book reviews
Read with my kids and we all loved it. Interesting.