I attended a book fair with my son and we picked up the first book in this series "Among the Hidden". For some reason, I started reading it at the fair (while he was off with his teachers) and I was hooked! I've read the full series now and now I go through my son's "chapter books" (he's in 7th grade) and raid his literature. This book helps you see everything through the eyes of a child, but it has tremendous sociopolitical analysis. And it's just fun to read. Good science fiction.