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Among the Impostors: 12/09/07
Among the Impostors is the second book in the Shadow Children sequence by Margaret Peterson Haddix. In this book, "Shadow Child" Luke Garner takes on a new identity and leaves his home to attend the Hendricks school for boys.
Living out in the open gives him lots to worry about. One slip up and he could lose his life or risk his family's safety. His main worry, two words of advice he was given on the day he started at school: "blend in."
Shadow Children are children born after the allowed two children per family. The themes of the all seeing government make Among the Impostors a good introduction for classics such as 1984 and Brave New World.
Among the Impostors is the only one of the series I've read but I tore through in the course of an afternoon. I would love to read more of the books.
I read the first in the series when my daughter brought it home from the library one day. I then got her the rest of the series (that was available at the time) last Christmas, mainly so that I could read them myself. I still haven't, my TBR pile is scary, but I will eventually."