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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Shadow Children Sequence, Just Ella, Among the Enemy, Among the Free,MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Shadow Children Sequence, Just Ella, Among the Enemy, Among the Free, Leaving Fishers, Running Out of Time, Among the Betrayed, Among the Impostors, Among the Brave, Among the Hidden, Turnabout, Among the Barons, Found, the Missing, Sent, Claim to Fame, Uprising. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Shadow Children series is a series of seven books by Margaret Peterson Haddix about a futuristic country which suffers food shortages due to a drought (Among the Enemy, p. 83) and the effects of the governments attempts to control resources as a way to solidify its power (Among the Enemy, p. 162). The Population Police enforce the governments Population Law, killing or imprisoning shadow children, any third child in a family. Luke Garner, a shadow child, in a time when there isnt much food, and therefore laws only allow two children per family, lives his life hidden from the outside world for fear of the Population Police (the government agency responsible for the assurance of a low population). One day, he notices one of his new neighbors has a shadow child, named Jen Talbot. Jen lives a privileged life as the third child of a Baron, one of the social elite. Educated and dedicated, she intends to organize a rally of all the shadow children in the country, to be staged outside of the presidents house, to prove to the world that what the government is enforcing is wrong. Luke reluctantly refuses and stays home, realizing weeks later that Jen has not returned. After being caught sneaking into Jens house by her father, a member of the Population Police, he discovers that Jen and the other 40 children at the rally were shot and killed by the population police. Mr. Talbot, hoping to help Luke, gives him a fake ID and s...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=531874