Among the Hidden

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Among the Hidden
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Author Margaret Peterson Haddix
Illustrator Saint Joney
Cover artist Cliff Nielsen
Country United States
Language English
Series Shadow Children sequence
Genre Young adult novel
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication date
March 1, 1998
Media type Print (Hardcover) Print (Paperback)
Pages 153 pp
ISBN 0-689-81700-2
OCLC 37588395
LC Class PZ7.H1164 Am 1

Among the Hidden is a 1998 young adult novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix concerning a fictional future in which overly drastic measures have been taken to quell overpopulation. It is the first of seven novels in the Shadow Children series.


  • Luke Garner – the protagonist of the novel. Luke is a third child, or shadow child, in a country where couples are only allowed to have two children. Luke is twelve years old, and has recently realized that he is unable to live like his brothers. Luke's parents have been very careful about raising him away from the public eye, and as a result, Luke is rather scared and nervous. He wants to be like his brothers and be able to go outside.
  • Jen Rose Talbot - Jen Rose Talbot, was the third child (Shadow Child) born to a family of barons. She started a chatroom in which other third, or even fourth children, could log in to discuss a plan to free all Shadow Children.


Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the Hidden"