Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Bk 2)
Among the Impostors - Shadow Children, Bk 2 Author:Margaret Peterson Haddix OUT OF HIDING. INTO DANGER. — 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, bu... more »t 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...
This sequel to AMONG THE HIDDEN continues the story of Luke Garner --the third child born to a family living under the control of a futuristic government that allows only two children per family. With the help of an assumed identity, Luke comes out of hiding and begins attending boarding school but is ever fearful of having his true background revealed.« less
All his life, Luke Garner has had to live in fear and hiding. He is a third child, an illegal by the passing of the Population Law. Knowledge of his existence spells his death and the death of all who tried to protect him.
Luke's dead best friend Jen Talbot's dad manages to get him a fake I.D. Suddenly he can be out in the world, mingling among others as Lee Grant, a Baron who had actually died in a skiing accident. At Hendricks School for Boys, a terrified Luke tries to adjust to life among other people. He is afraid all the time of someone finding out that he is a third child, and yet doesn't want to forget his real identity, either.
One day, Luke finds a mysterious door in the wall and escapes outside school confines, only to discover that the whole entire school is windowless. This sets of a chain of events involving other third children and Luke's own growing sense of self-confidence, awareness, and knowledge. However, not everyone is who they seem, and Luke must be extremely careful...or else the imposter among them will betray them all.
AMONG THE IMPOSTERS consists mostly of Luke trying to adjust to life in society. While it's perhaps not as exciting as the first in the series, this book is a chillingly convincing story of societal adjustment, and it will only involve readers ever more into this eerie and complex world.