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Luke Garner has spent his entire life - all 12 years - in hiding. The government has outlawed families with more than two children. As the Garners' third child, Luke's very life is in danger. When Luke meets Jen, another "shadow child," he begins to question the government's policies.
©1998 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2007 Recorded Books,LLC

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Best book

I read this and I figured I Gould read the rest of the series and I wish audible added the others too.

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Loved it!

I am actually writing this for my son who read this book in fifth grade. He LOVED it! A lot of the material is things he had really never thought about and it led to some very interestng family conversations about the China one-child policy, etc.

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Great Read for Middle School Students

My 6th grade students love the storyline as well as the pace of the reader/story.

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Great for teens!

Perfect for teenagers. Opens up the mind to the possibility of what can happen with too much Government override.

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perfect book

THIS BOOK WAS THE PERFECT BOOK FOR BATTLE OF THE BOOKS. I THINK YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO IT

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Make a movie

This book can easily be made into a movie. The writing is young for its targeted audience but the storyline is amazing.

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Amazing book <br />(WARNING SPOILERS)<br />

I was so attached to the characters I almost cried at the end when everything goes down hill but was delighted when Luke was finally free from the population police.

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AMAZING

I love this book I could really see what was going on in my head

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Good book

I read this book as a kid. I was happy to see it has an audio book because I never finished the series and now I can start it up again. This book still comes to memory and I strongly recommend it.

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I loved it made me sad and happy scared and many m

loved it soooiooo much!!!! I hope to read the inter series of the book loved it stiill