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Among the Free (The Shadow Children Series) Audio CD – May 10, 2020
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Margaret Peterson Haddix is the bestselling author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the Shadow Children series, the Missing series, and the Children of Exile series. Her books have been honored with numerous awards and theyve been translated into more than twenty languages.
- Publisher : Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (May 10, 2020)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1664474862
- ISBN-13 : 978-1664474864
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,357,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Glad I reread this book. It shows how fragile the aftermath of a movement can be. How easy it is to scapegoat a group and how easy it is for much of the old guard to remain. Yet, it can be understood by someone that's rather young. Worth a reread every so often.
Well, there are some slow moments in the book about Luke's life on the run among the others. This book ends abruptly without really clarifying the ending or what's to become of major characters throughout the seven book series. What changes have finally occurred in allowing third children to live legally?
The series is original in that concept. The whole series reminded me of George Orwell's novel, 1984, where the people were controlled by the government in all aspects of their lives. In this series, it's more believable. While it ended as it should, I think it could have been better in the final pages. I feel like it ended on a wimper than a bang. Maybe an epilogue about a year after the political uprising would have helped to see where the characters like Luke would be and hope for the better.
Although this last installment is a bit slower than the rest it's still a very strong read and definitely ends with a big bag. Captivating as the story comes full circle, returning the focus once again to Luke, who is clearly not the same boy who we were first introduced to.
The Shadow Children series is a touching and exciting ride from AMONG THE HIDDEN (Shadow Children #1) to the long awaited conclusion in AMONG THE FREE (Shadow Children #7). Haddix has undeniably created an inspiring story where humanity and basic common decency is put to the test.
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Luke Garner is a shadow child, the third child in a family. In a world who's supplies are stretched to the limit, the government sets a law that families are only allowed to have two children, any third children discovered by the population police will be taken and or killed. Luke has been fighting a battle to over throw the population police from the inside out with the help of his friends, Nina, and Trey.
Will the shadow children be freed, or shot down like so many others before?
I'm sorry to say this final book did not impress me. Not like I wanted it to.