Sunday, January 16, 2011

Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix

You don’t think I’m an illegal third child?”

Among the Betrayed is the third book in the Shadow Children series and each one has left me breathless. These books are thrillers in the best sense of the word. In Among the Impostors (Book 2) the story closed as Jason and Nina were arrested by the Population police. Jason planned to expose the illegal third children living at two boarding schools, one for boys and one for girls. He has befriended Nina and Lee and gained their trust and confessions and now plans to sell this information. Just as this is about to happen he is arrested so when this third installment opens we see Nina lying in a prison cell having endured hours of violent interrogation about her role in this plot.

Nina is innocent. She really is an illegal third child in a society where things have gone mad and food shortages have led to the banning of third children. I really can’t say much more because this book has so many twists and turns as the author constantly flips the plot over in most unexpected ways.

There are seven books in this series and I am totally hooked. There are scenes of such suspense you just want to keep reading and reading and reading. You might also like to read my reviews of the first two books.

I found some YouTube vidoes made by students here is one :

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