Among the Barons - Shadow Children, Bk 4 Author:Margaret Peterson Haddix As the third child in a society that allows only two children per family, Luke Garner was in hiding for the first twelve years of his life.Then he was given the freedom of an identity card that had belonged to Lee Grant, a Baron (a member of the highest class of society), and was sent to boarding school as Lee. But now, just when things are fina... more »lly starting to go right, Lee's little brother, Smits, arrives at school,and Luke finds himself caught in a web of lies that gets more complex and possibly even lethal with every passing day. Can Luke trust the grief-stricken Smits to keep Luke's secret? And can he trust Smit's menacing bodygaurd, Oscar? Luke finds that living among the Barons puts him in the deadliest danger he has ever faced.« less
In Among the Barons, Luke is thrust into a potentially deadly situation when when Smitts Grant, the real brother of his assumed identity, starts attending his school.
As is usual with this series, Haddix does a good job of answering just enough of my questions to satisfy me without causing me to loose interest in reading the next book. A new dimension was added to the conflict between the government and the shadow children and we got to see some old friends from the other books as well.
My only complaints are that the book, as is also usual for the Shadow Children series, is very short, even for the middle grade/ early YA audience (less than 200 pages in large type) and that the intrigue could have been explained better as some parts left me confused as to who wanted what and what was going on, and not in a good way.