He secretly runs over to the house about a month later, and meets thirteen-year-old Jen Talbot, the daughter of one of the Barons living in the houses behind him and another third child. He is a farmer and also cares about the well being of his family, just like Edna. This book was amazing and if we were like this for real and Population Police that controlled how many kids we had to have I would not like at all. You may have noticed that I never actually gave an exact time and place for the story. Just by stepping out that door, Luke is 1 taking steps toward an independent identity, and 2 accepting responsibility for his actions. And then I began writing about the boy, in a novel called Among the Hidden. He is stern, easily disgusted and irritated, and loses his temper quickly.
They're both very protective with Luke, but Luke knows that they are just doing it because they love him and want to protect him from the Population Police. He is a hardworking farmer and often speaks gruffly to his family members, even though he loves them deeply. To be fair, they can't help it. On a simple level, she breaks silly government laws, like eating junk food. He also seems capable of making mature decisions and seems to become adult-like overnight.
As a third child, Luke and his parents are in violation of the law. Luke Garner is obedient to a fault. On a bigger level, she loses her life for a cause she believes in. After the forest by Luke's family farm is cut down, he is forced to go into hiding. Grant are killed, Oscar disappears. Trey The protagonist of Among the Brave. Her mother was determined to have a girl and she is therefore the product of a gender selection experiment that only rich people, Barons, could afford.
His home becomes a sanctuary for those fleeing from the Population Police after they take over the government. Matthias was raised by a homeless but deeply religious man named Samuel Jones along with two other third children, Percy and Alia. This type of sacrifice is usually made by adults; the willingness to set aside one's personal needs for the greater good is a sign of maturity, a maturity that Luke has instinctively displayed all his life. Luke finds out that everyone at the rally was shot and killed, including Jen. He must remain in his home because the risk of being seen is far too great for his family and him.
This law restricts people form having over 2 children. This book Among the Hidden is captivating and intelligent novel and the characters are interesting and different that makes me want to read this book over and over again. Carlos One of the Shadow Children in Jen's internet chat room. So, Jen's dad had to write out words to Luke and Luke had to write back. What would happen to Luke and his family if he were seen? She wasn't afraid the government could track her down on the computer, and she wasn't scared she would get caught shopping with a fake pass in a mall. Matthew Garner One of the brothers of Luke Garner. He found vents showing the back and front views of the house.
He does not support the Population Police's policies, so he works from within to try to subvert them. In some ways she seems to rule the household! He writes on a piece of paper that the Population Police had placed bugs and are waiting for clues and evidence that can be used against Mr. Aldous Krakenour The commander of the Population Police, who later becomes the president after the suspicious death of his ineffectual predecessor. Ironically, her father, George, is a head official of the Population Police, an organization dedicated to locating illegal third children. But he does—and he's not about to stop existing.
Her father works at the Population Police Headquarters and often tries to sabotage their plans and provide children with fake identification cards. A few days later, Jen's dad picked up Luke and drove him to his new fake family. When the population police showed up at Jen's house while her dad and Luke were there, Jen's dad hid Luke in the closet and bribed the police with a real fur jacket so they would get out of the closet quicker and not notice Luke under the blankets. He teases Luke and often complains about school. Jen is physically and mentally strong, almost seems tomboyish, is bold and daring, courageous, and sly. He is generally reserved, but he shows enormous courage when he makes contact with the third child of another family living nearby. Jen Talbot was the first Shadow Child in the series to die.
Philip Twinnings A former newscaster who returns on air when the government under the Population Police is finally toppled in Among the Free. It's a form of deception, just like Jen's fake I. He has been living a miserable life his whole life. She seems to go along with most of the decisions that are made but does enforce some of her own like insisting that the attic be heated for Luke and keeping Luke despite the population laws. He isn't even allowed to go near any windows even if the shades are pulled. One the forest around his house gets cut down. He can not be seen in public, mostly by the Population Police.
Luke Garner Let's learn more about Luke. He begins a difficult path towards living outside of the shadows, beginning with leaving the house he grew up in to live semi-openly. He was born as a third child while the law of only being able to have two children was still being reinforced. Talbot has arranged for Luke to take the place of a boy named Lee, a boy of a rich family who died in an accident. Luke proved that he was brave by leaving the safety of his home and the only four people he loved and know to help other shadow children. Jen was very courageous and persistent, she died trying to help all the shadow children and she encouraged Luke to go out and help the Shadow children on his own. Therefore, they want to enforce the law.