Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix
(Shadow Children)

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In this fourth installment of a series about a society that allows only two children per family, Luke Garner is finally adjusting to his new life at Hendricks School as Lee Grant. While the Grants belong to the highest class of society called the Barons, Luke avoids snobbish affectations and befriends his classmates, who are also illegal thirds. When the real Lee Grant's younger brother arrives at the school, along with his fierce body guard, Luke worries that Smits will expose him to the government. However, Smits has come to enlist Luke's help in discovering how his older brother really died, suspecting that he was murdered. The intrigue and danger grow more acute when both boys are called "home" and Luke discovers that the Grants have plans for him that could turn out to be fatal.
 

About Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.
 
Published July 26, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 203 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Luke Garner, using the identity of Lee Grant (who died), is shocked when Lee's younger brother suddenly arrives at his school. "Fans of the Shadow Children series will welcome this fourth

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Fans of Haddix's Shadow Children series will welcome this fourth title about third-born children living under a government that restricts families to no more than two children. Still using the

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This sequel to Among the Hidden picks up with Luke finally out of hiding and going to boarding school under an assumed identity.

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Luke Garner, using the identity of Lee Grant (who died), is shocked when Lee's younger brother suddenly arrives at his school. "Fans of the Shadow Children series will welcome this fourth

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Luke isn't sure whom he can trust: The Grants say they want to stage Luke's death so they can openly grieve for their son, which would send Luke back into hiding, while brute bodyguard Oscar claims to be part of the "underground resistance" and tries to enlist Luke in a plan that would make Smits...

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Fans of Haddix's Shadow Children series will welcome this fourth title about third-born children living under a government that restricts families to no more than two children. Still using the

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Disguised as a stable boy in the Population Police headquarters, illegal third child Luke feels more at home with horses than the boys he works with, especially since he's spent most of his life hiding on his parents' farm.

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Abducted in the middle of the night by the dreaded Population Police, illegal shadow children Matthias, Percy, and Alia manage to escape, but only at a terrible price.

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Is the fake identity that Luke has assumed for protection going to be the very thing that threatens his life?

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