What is the last name of the protagonist in "Among the Hidden?"  

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"Hope doesn't mean anything," Jen snapped. "Action's the only thing that counts."

The science fiction novel "Among the Hidden," by Margaret Peterson Haddix, tells of a young boy named Luke Garner. Due to the population law imposed by the government of the future, Luke is an illegal, and must either hide or be killed. The population law states that families are not allowed to have more then two kids, due to a nationwide food crisis. Luke is the third child in his family, and must hide out in his family's farm house, where he can at least go outside. But, when a neighborhood is built outside his house, he must permanently remain inside. In this way, he discovers Jen, another third child living in the house behind him. He risks a visit to her house, and they become fast friends. Jen takes risks, and is planning a rally for third children to protest the population law. The message the author is trying to convey is that if you want something changed, you must take action.

aiyona | Student

the protagonist is Jen and luke