Among The Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Among the Impostors - Margaret Peterson Haddix

This is the second book of the Shadow Children series. It is about Luke Garner's struggle to survive as an outlawed third child or "shadow child" and his fight against the government. During this book, Luke assumes a new identity as Lee Grant. While under this new identity, he portrays a student at a school for boys. While there, he is still fighting against the government. Much like the first book of the series, Among The Hidden, I think this book could go along with learning about the world and other cultures. Like the point I made in my previous review of the first book in the series, many countries today have population laws. One of those countries is Kenya. One of said population laws include how many children a woman is allowed to have during her lifetime. The idea behind their population laws is to improve the quality of life for the people of its nation. Like in the book, the government has a noble reason for imposing these types of laws. However, many people may disagree with the government imposing laws that could be considered somewhat invasive. This book could be used as an excellent tool in instigating higher thinking skills that require students to question their environment. Because of this, the teacher needs to be aware of the students', as a whole classroom, ability to use this type of higher level thinking. The lexile level for this book is 620L so it should be used in the 6th grade and up.