**Among the Impostors
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Reviewed March 22, 2002.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001.
Margaret Peterson Haddix is good at thought-provoking and sinister
future scenarios. I didn’t find this one as dynamic as Running
Out of Time,
or Don’t You
Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey,
but it was still excellent and gripping
Luke is a third child in a future society when having three children
is against the law. If he is discovered, he will be killed, since
he does not have the right to exist. At the opening of this book,
he is entering a new school under a false ID, taken from a child who died
Luke is not used to being around people. He must figure out how
to navigate his classes, how to make friends and how to figure out whom
he can trust. It builds to an exciting conclusion, when we fear that
Luke’s doom is sure.
This book was a sequel to Among the Hidden,
which I haven’t
read. I think it may have given away some events in that earlier
book, but I didn’t have any trouble following events in this one.
2003 Sondra Eklund. All
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