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When Luke fails to hear from Jen for a while, he breaks into her house to search for her, but her father storms in on him with a gun. After acquainting themselves to each other, he informs Luke...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2018, 6:49 am (UTC)

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Among the Hidden, written by Margaret Peterson Haddix, is considered a science fiction novel. Science fiction is often about futuristic technology, societies, space travel, or life on other...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2019, 5:37 pm (UTC)

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In this book, Luke Garner is a boy who has two older brothers. This is a problem because in their society, third children are forbidden. So Luke has to hide all the time. Eventually, in the...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2010, 4:31 am (UTC)

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The main character, Luke, lives in a society where children like him, a third child born into a family already having two children, are considered illegal and should not exist. When he was younger...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2016, 3:30 am (UTC)

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In this dystopian world, overpopulation has become such a concern that a strict two-child limit is placed on each couple. Luke and Jennifer, “third children” who must usually stay hidden, find each...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2019, 1:14 am (UTC)

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Jen lends Luke a couple of books and some articles. Initially he finds the books hard to read because of the vocabulary and the ideas presented. However, he plows through them and finds some...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2012, 1:12 am (UTC)

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I think there are at least a couple of possibilities for what the conflict is in this book. We know for sure that Luke Garner is the protagonist and he is definitely one part of the conflict. But...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2009, 5:35 am (UTC)

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In the novel, families are only allowed to have two children. A third child is considered illegal, so the government forcefully sterilizes women after their second births. If any woman accidentally...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2016, 5:39 pm (UTC)

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In Margaret Peterson Haddix’s young-adult novel of population control measures in a futuristic totalitarian society, Among the Hidden, grain is a fundamental source of sustenance – not unlike its...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2014, 4:40 pm (UTC)

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Jen’s dad explained away the computer message by saying that he was working undercover in an online sting operation as the guerilla leader Jen. Luke is an illegal child. In his world, each family...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2013, 11:16 pm (UTC)

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Luke closely examines his new neighbors as they arrive, peering through the back vents in the house to catch a glimpse of them. Left alone and having to remain hidden, Luke starts watching the...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2021, 7:22 pm (UTC)

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To me, the main moral of the story is that people must not just accept injustice. Instead, they must fight against things in the world that are evil. In the book, Luke is a third child in a world...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2010, 4:08 am (UTC)

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In the story, Luke must hide in the attic, as he is an illegal third child. The attic doubles as his bedroom and playroom. In fact, it is the only room in the house that can keep Luke safely...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2017, 9:04 pm (UTC)

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I would say that it's first important to note the generating circumstance so that you have a good starting place for rising action. The circumstance that sets the conflict in motion is that Luke is...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2020, 10:29 pm (UTC)

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In the novel Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, the government is very much a totalitarian government. A totalitarian government is one in which a small group of people maintains strict...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2013, 7:33 pm (UTC)

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The main characters of Among the Hidden are Luke Garner, his best friend Jen Talbot, and her father, Mr. Talbot. They live in a world where the government has limited every family to two children...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2018, 10:26 pm (UTC)

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Third person narration means that the story is not told from a personal perspective. Therefore, you won't see pronouns like I or we except as used with dialogue. Instead, you will see a reference...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020, 3:41 pm (UTC)

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Among the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, is about shadow children. There's a law against parents having more than 2 children due to overpopulation. The illegal children are called shadow...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2009, 7:32 am (UTC)

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Witty: Jen is a third child, like Luke, but she manages to find the humor in their situation. She eats chips, uses the Internet, and rides in a car. These are all risky behaviors; junk food has...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2020, 12:52 pm (UTC)

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Luke is able to read the letter because he spends all his time inside reading books. Luke is not allowed to leave the house, because he is not supposed to exist. He spends most of his time in...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013, 7:47 pm (UTC)

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Jen has given Luke, another third child in this dystopia where no more than two children are allowed in each family, a large pile of books and computer printouts to take with him. As soon as he...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2021, 11:59 am (UTC)

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While the list you have created is a great start, you might also argue that the most important conflict Luke faces is with his society. While the Population Police certainly represent one aspect of...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2022, 6:08 pm (UTC)

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In the grim dystopian fantasy world depicted by Margaret Peterson Haddix in Among the Hidden, families are strictly forbidden by the government from having more than two children. This is to...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2021, 9:18 am (UTC)

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It's ironic that Jen should describe the city as boring. Scary, perhaps; dangerous, absolutely! But "boring" just seems like an inappropriate term to use. One might think that Jen's clandestine...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2019, 5:45 am (UTC)

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The Govenment passed a Population Law forbidding anyone from having more than two children. Luke and Jen are third children and therefore they are Among the Hidden. If they are found the...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2012, 8:50 am (UTC)

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Having read Haddix' "Among the Hidden" and other titles in her series of books, I immediately recognized your question as referring to one of the climax moments of the novel. In the novel, for...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2016, 3:59 am (UTC)

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The answer to your question can be found in chapter seventeen, when Jen and Luke are talking in the aftermath of Luke being unable to contact her the previous day, which concerns him greatly. When...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2021, 8:15 am (UTC)

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In some ways the novel appears to be a reaction to the real-world one-child policy of China, critiquing it as socially oppressive and cruel. The society of the novel is radically unequal, and...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2019, 4:29 pm (UTC)

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In the book Among The Hidden, Luke is the forbidden third child. His mother is fearful for him because if he is discovered, he could be put to death. However, Luke has discovered a relative life...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2011, 10:33 pm (UTC)

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The vents in the attic gave Luke a window to the world from which he was forbidden. Luke's parents love him, and they don't want the Population Police to discover their hidden third child. Society...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2010, 3:01 am (UTC)

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In chapter 15 of Among the Hidden, Luke ventures off his family's land for the first time to find Jen, the other shadow child hidden in the new houses nearby. He expects to find someone who shares...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2021, 2:17 pm (UTC)

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As with most dystopias, the world which is portrayed in Among the Hidden is ruled by a government with virtually unlimited power. And the government in this society uses its power to insist that no...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2021, 8:22 am (UTC)

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Luke is brave because he is not afraid to leave his house and meet others like him. He is cautious, and he does not want his family to be endangered since he is one of the undesirables and...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2008, 12:38 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question would depend on the point of view of the person being asked. Different characters in the story would consider this question differently. Eventually in the story Luke...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016, 5:06 pm (UTC)

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Chapter 1 of Among the Hidden begins with Luke, the protagonist, enjoying free time outside, lingering in the woods behind his family’s house. He is especially reluctant to go inside, even though...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2020, 12:51 am (UTC)

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As a third child, or shadow child, Luke is illegal simply by virtue of existing. In this dystopian society, families are restricted to having no more than two children. Any surplus children are...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2021, 8:27 am (UTC)

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In addition, third children are illegal. Luke's family, and others like them are breaking the law. The consequence is certain death for the child and punishment for the parents and families who...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2007, 9:12 am (UTC)

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Luke is twelve years old at the beginning of the story, a young adolescent.

Latest answer posted October 31, 2007, 7:01 am (UTC)

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The discovery that Luke makes which helps make life a bit more bearable is that he is not alone. There are hundreds, thousands of kids just like him...third borns who are not allowed to go to...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2008, 7:28 am (UTC)

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Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of the novel Among the Hidden, which is a part of a series of books in the Shadow Children sequence. In chapter seven, dialogue reveals that Luke, the third...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2018, 8:38 pm (UTC)

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Luke meets Jen by accident. She lives in the house behind his, and she is a Baron, which means her family is rich and she has full run of their huge house. She also has an immense computer system...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2008, 6:43 pm (UTC)

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Because the world's population is outgrowing Earth's resources, the government chose to intervene. Families were not allowed to have more than two children. If a third was expected, women were to...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2010, 5:50 am (UTC)

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In Luke Garner's world, families are only allowed to have two children. To hide him from the Population Police, Luke's parents make him a bedroom in the attic. During the day, Luke is allowed to go...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2021, 5:15 pm (UTC)

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Basically, this book is one of those dystopian stories where an oppressive government is trying to control people's lives in some fundamental way. In this case, people are only allowed to have two...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2010, 11:16 am (UTC)

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The main characters in Among the Hidden are the children and their families. The story focuses on children known as illegals. They are children born to a family that already has two children. A...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2016, 4:57 am (UTC)

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In the dystopian society of Among the Hidden, the despotic government takes extreme measures to prevent overpopulation. All families are limited to no more than two children, and this law is...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019, 6:59 am (UTC)

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The books and articles that Jen gives to Luke to read end up confusing him. They all contradict each other, so Luke has no idea what the truth is. He also discovers this in the people in his life....

Latest answer posted August 31, 2007, 6:44 am (UTC)

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No, there's never been such a law. There are two major reasons for this. First, there is a strong tradition of opposition to central government planning in American society; this can be seen in the...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2007, 10:08 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2009, 6:23 am (UTC)

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In the novel Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Luke has been sheltered by his family and, unlike most third children, allowed to be outside among the trees on the property which...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2013, 8:26 pm (UTC)

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