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Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Berenstain Bears Accept No Substitutes by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Better Than Running at Night by Hillary Frank
Bleach 5 by Tite Kubo
Bleach 6 by Tite Kubo
Bleach 7 by Tite Kubo
The Bone Man by Frederic S. Durbin
Buy Jupiter by Isaac Asimov
Castro Valley by Devon Weston, Robert Phelps, Lucille Lorge
Cats Are Not Peas by Laura Gould
Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil by Christopher Pike
Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Don't Ask by M. Rickert
Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley
Finisterra by David Moles
Fragrant Goddess by Paul Park
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Happy Halloween Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
How Big is Your God? by Paul Coutinho
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Jingo by Terry Pratchett
Letters from Iceland by W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice
Miss Bianca in the Orient by Margery Sharp
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer
Osama Phone Home by David Marusek
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Return of the Indian by Lynn Reid Banks
Sleep No More by Greg Iles
Stray by Benjamin Rosenbaum and David Ackert
Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
The Turret by Margery Sharp
The Twilight Year by Sean McMullen
Two Weeks After by M. Ramsey Chapman
Unpossible by Daryl Gregory
Urdumheim by Michael Swanwick
Who Brought Tulips to the Moon? by S.L. Gilbow

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Betrayed by Elmo
BTC Database Complete
The Last Few Days
Neighbor Cats

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Comments for Among the Impostors

Among the ImpostorsAmong 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.

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Comment #1: Thursday, December, 13, 2007 at 13:27:45

JMC

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."