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Among the Impostors (2) (Shadow Children) Paperback – October 1, 2002
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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. Luke knows he has to blend in, but he lives in constant fear that his behavior will betray him.
Then one day Luke discovers a door to the outside. He knows that beyond the walls of Hendricks lie the secrets he is desperate to uncover. What he doesn't know is whom he can trust -- and where the answers to his questions may lead him...
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- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 1, 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 172 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0689839081
- ISBN-13 : 978-0689839085
- Reading age : 9 - 14 years
- Lexile measure : 620L
- Grade level : 4 - 9
- Item Weight : 4.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.13 x 0.6 x 7.63 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #61,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm a 13 year old girl and I liked this book so if you're anywhere near that age boy or girl then you will probably like this too. It's about 12 year old Luke who is a third child in a society where only 2 or less children are allowed in a family. You HAVE to read the first one before this, it is NOT one of those series where the order doesn't matter. Trust me, it is vital you read them in order so you understand what's happening.
I can hardly wait to get the next in this series, and for such great books they are really cheap. If you have read Among The Hidden and the other books in this series and are looking for something to read you might like Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner, the Red Rock Mysteries by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry, or Sylo.
Well I think that's all you need to know, so go read this book! I hope this helped you in any way :)
I can't wait to buy the next book in the series!
All those books have very good prices ranging from $7-$8.
I love this author!
The characters are very well developed!
Lots of risks and rewards!
I would recommend for ages 7+!
By Gabrielle on December 22, 2020
I hated the words that Jason used sometimes. "Exnay" or "Fonrol", it just made me mad for the people who truly were exnays or fonrols. I have read the first book of the serious too and I absolutely love it. We read "Among the Hidden" in class a couple of months ago and I completely loved this book, words can't describe how much I love it. So, when I got home from school, my mom and I brought up our iPad and we downloaded "Kindle" on there and then downloaded the book, "Among the Impostors" and I read the book with in three to four weeks, at night before I go to bed, is when I read, but finally finished the book a few minutes ago and it was probably one of the best books, I've ever read and I just completely loved it. I keep repeating that I loved the book so much, using the words absolutely and completely because I just can't find the exact word, that I am looking for and I am trying to find the perfect word to use in my book review.
I really liked the book because, it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It used good vocabulary, punctuation and grammar. The book used lots and I mean lots of suspense. And suspense to me is what really makes the book interesting and awesome. Me, personally, I like feeling suspense and feeling like I am going through the same things Luke was and having to make the same decisions and be as confused as he was. And that is why I really loved books like that.
I plan to read the next book and the book after that and the book after that because I feel that they are interesting and are my kind of books. I feel very happy and suspenseful when I read these types of books and the series of "Haddix", it is sort of scary as well. Scary things in books just made me hyper and extremely happy. When I read these certain books I get very emotional at times, if nessaceary. At the scary or suspensful moments of the book, I feel scared for the people in the book and mad or upset at the situations that they are facing and having to go through. I am not a big fan of happily ever after books because I don't want to feel happy when I'm reading, surprisingly, but I want to feel scared or suspensful when I'm reading. I feel the same with my writing. I can't come up with anything to write about, exspept scary or senspenful stories to write about. I know that these books are fictional and I am a big fan of fictional books and I'm happy to read/write about fictional stories and not non-fiction stories because I don't want to learn about true things, like facts. I want to learn about the feelings, thoughts and emotions that the characters are going through or feeling. I don't want to learn about how the government was formed or how certain laws were created, I want to learn about some interesting characteristics etc.
I would recommend this book to people who like suspensful and Intense types of books. Fictional books.