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Among the Brave: The Shadow Children Book Five (Shadow Children #05)by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Trey may have saved Luke's life, but he still thinks of himself as a coward who can barely stand to be outdoors. Now Trey finds out Luke has been taken prisoner at Population Police headquarters. Trey is terrified, but he knows that if he doesn't rescue his friend, no one will.
At police headquarters, Trey impersonates an officer to try getting to Luke. But just when it looks like he's close, Trey suddenly finds himself in danger of exposing not just himself but all shadow children.
andlt;Bandgt;In the aftermath of a crisis that threatens the safety of all shadow children — illegal third-borns in a society that allows only two children per family — Trey's friends expect him to take charge — a function he doesn't want or think he can do.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Trey's new role leads him to travel with Luke Garner's brother, Mark, to Population Police headquarters. There he impersonates an officer to try to rescue Luke, who has been andlt;Bandgt;taken prisoner.andlt;/Bandgt; The nonstop adventure puts all three boys in andlt;Bandgt;dangerandlt;/Bandgt; and andlt;Bandgt;risksandlt;/Bandgt; exposing the underground movement to help all shadow children. andlt;BRandgt; In this, the fifth book in the Shadow Children series, Margaret Peterson Haddix returns to the futuristic setting and compelling characters she created in andlt;Iandgt;Among the Hidden.andlt;/Iandgt; With an adrenaline-fueled plot and surprising twists, Haddix has again crafted a story that is suspenseful until the last page.
In a futuristic society that allows only two children per family, some "Shadow Children," illegal third-borns, are trying to take a stand. Luke Garner has been imprisoned by the Population Police, and it's up to fearful Trey to take charge--even though he has no idea what to do.
About the Author
Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many memorable novels for young readers, including Escape from Memory, Because of Anya, Takeoffs and Landings, The Girl with 500 Middle Names, Turnabout, and Running Out of Time. Among the Brave is the fifth book in a sequence about "shadow children" that began with Among the Hidden. Her work has been honored with the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, ALA Best Books for Young Adults and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers citations, and forty state readers' choice lists. Margaret graduated from Miami University with degrees in creative writing, journalism, and history and has worked as a newspaper reporter and a community college instructor. She lives with her husband, Doug, and their children, Meredith and Connor, in Columbus, Ohio.
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