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Among the Enemy
Published: 2005
Reviews: The brisk, efficient pacing facilitated by occasionally abrupt plot turns is precisely what has cemented Haddix's strong following among both avid and reluctant readers. Series fans and newcomers alike will devour this whole.--Booklist
 
 

 

Among the Enemy

 

 

 

 

 

Among the Enemy is the sixth book in the Shadow Children series
The Hidden Imposters Among the Betrayed Among the Barons Among the Brave Among the Enemy Among the free
 

PLOT: The Population Police are gaining more and more power, and illegal third-borns are in increasing danger. Young Matthias finds himself caught in the cross fire between the Population Police and the rebels--and unwittingly ends up saving the life of a Population Police officer.

By way of reward, the officer takes Matthias to the luxury of Population Police headquarters to train him to become one of their own. There, among his most feared enemies, Matthias encounters Nina, another illegal third-born, who enlists his help in a plot to undermine the Population Police. But Matthias is under constant scrutiny, he has no idea whom he can trust, and he's mourning the loss of his friends Percy and Alia. What can one boy do against a wicked bureaucracy?

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