Among The Hidden
By: Jack Shurgot
What Is It About?
What All Happened In The Beggining of the Book?
What Happenped In The Miidele Of The Book?
When Luke was home alone all day he had nothing to do so he would so he would stare out a vent in his home and looked at his new neighbors. He learned after watching them a lot that there were 28 new people, and all of them would have left their homes at around 9. Then one day when everyone was gone Luke saw the shape of a child in his neighbors house that already had two kids. Luke got really excited cause he though he might have found another third child. What happened next was probably the most exciting part of the whole book! First Luke wanted to make sure he did she someone, he watched the house very closely for about a week. After seeing more signs that someone might have been there he decided to do something he never thought he would do! Luke decided to leave his house, get into this neighbors house and meet the other third child, all in brood daylight when he thinks everyone has left. When the chance came and all his family left look made his move. He had gone over his route a 1000 times in his head. He crawled on the ground behind his hedge. Then he ran to the barn. Finally he jumped the neighbors fence and made it to there back door. Then Luke ran into a problem he never thought about. The screen door was locked! Luke started and panicking and after just standing there hoping for the door to open he punched a hole in the screen door. He then spread the cut so he could fit through but doing it he cut this hand. When he was in the house he started look for the other child. Eventually he heard someone typing on the computer. when he looked into the room he saw a girl typing furiously on the computer. The girl quickly turns and tackles Luke and starts choking him. The girl told Luke she was rough and alarm system was turned on so the police were coming. Luke fought back but she was stronger, Luke squeezed out 2 words, population police, the girl let go. Luke and the girl, named Jennifer, but everyone calls her Jen, started talking and learned she was also an illegal 3rd child! Luke also learned that when he came in he set of the security and when Jen turned it off and called her dad so he didn't come home. When she finished talking on the phone Luke told Jen the government tracks people on the phone and the population police were going to come and get her. Jen laughed and told Luke that wasn't true cause her dad works for the government and knows that. Luke and Jen talked for a long time until luke had to go home. Before Luke left Jen realized the cut on Luke's arm and stuck her arm through the screen door so her dad would think the blood Luke drop on the carpet was Jens. This made Luke worried for she carelessly hurt herself and Luke wondered what she would be willing to do
What Happened Next InThe Book?
How Did The Rally Go?
Luke spent all night cleaning the muddy tracks Jen left when she went into his house. The next day Luke was dying to know how the rally when so he made his Dad turn on the radio as they ate. Nothing came up on the radio so Luke go even more ankus. As soon as Luke's parents and brothers left look turn on his outside light and if Jen turned hers on it was safe to cross. Luke left his light on for 15 minutes with no response from Jen. Luke was still pancaking and decided to make the trip across even though it might not be safe! He made the trip across and set of the alarm again when crossing the house. He quickly ran to the alarm panel and turned it off the way Jen showed him. He then started looking through the house for Jen. He didn't find her so he started pancaking again and went on her computer into the chat room she used to talk to other 3rd child's and asked where is Jen. A few seconds later the door opened and Jens father walked in threating that he had a gun. Eventually he found Luke. Luke explained that he had was Jens friend and that they would meet up at her house whenever he could. Luke finally ask him what happened to Jen. Jens Dad told Luke that she was killed as long with everyone else at the rally. Luke kind of already knew that but didn't want to believe so he ended up running at Jen's Dad, Tackling him, and taking his Gun. Jen's Dad then told Luke that he was screwing up the population police as much as he could and he was against the government. Luke lowered the gun and Jens dad took it and put it down on the computer desk. He then told Luke that the population police were moderating the chat room. The next thing they heard was a knock on the door and man yell "population police open up!"
Did The Population Police Catch Luke?
How Do I Think The Author Tried To Write The Book?
I think the authors idea when writing the book was, instead of waiting till the end of the book for one big idea, have a few big idea to keep the book interesting. In order to do this she had to have the whole first plot and the characters laid out in the first chapter which she did do. After that she could quickly conclude each big idea and start a new one very quickly. I personally think she did a very good job at a format I have never experienced before. I would be interested to continue reading this series and recommended this book to any one grade 6 and up of it isn't a hard read but has a great social justice issue. I would also like to read another book in this format. All and all a great book for anyone looking for some action and excitement in a novel!