Thursday, November 1, 2018
#tbt: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Shadow Children series #1. 153 p. Simon & Schuster, 1998. (Own)
Margaret Peterson Haddix has written over thirty books for children but the Shadow Children series and The Missing series is probably the most popular at TMS. Among the Hidden is the first book in the seven-book Shadow Children series. It is a dystopian that envisions of future in which the food shortages have grown so severe that the government has limited the number of children a couple may have to two. Twelve-year-old Luke Garner is a third child who lives on a farm with his parents and two brothers. He lives in a hidden room and would be shot on sight should he ever be discovered. As I mentioned yesterday, no one does suspense like Haddix. This book is a TMS favorite.