Among The Hidden Summary

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The name of my book is Among the Hidden. This book was published on March 1, 1998 in New York, New York. Haddix graduated from Miami university of Ohio with degrees in Creative writing, Journalism, and History. Apart from Among the Hidden, Haddix was written Running Out of Time, Don’t You Dare Read This, and The House on the Gulf. Haddix is a full time author. Among the Hidden takes place in a Dystopian era. The narrator is telling the story in a third person omniscient point of view and is not a character in the story. The protagonist is Luke Garner, a twelve year old boy. He is the third child in the Garner family, making him the forbidden or illegal child. Due to this, in the beginning of the book, Luke is seen as a timid boy and rarely ever speaks his mind. He does not understand why he must hide from the public view. Throughout …show more content…
‘Action’s the only thing that counts.’ Luke backed out the door. He stood on the talbots’ patio, blinking in the sunlight, breathing in the smell of fresh air and danger. Then he turned and ran home”(Haddix 113). The
Robles 2 purpose of this passage is to show that Jen is a person set on making her life and the lives of other third children better no matter what the cost. This passage is important to the plot because it shows that Jen is willing to go through with the rally. I chose this passage because it shows Jen to be the leader that she is. “‘Another choice. Another choice.’ she paced, then jerked back to face Luke. ‘Sure. You can be a coward and hope someone else changes the world for you. You can hide up in that attic of yours until someone knocks at your door and says, ‘oh, yeah, they freed the hidden. Want to come out? Is that what you want?”(111). The purpose of this passage is to raise the question of, is it better to do something and get hurt or stay still and let everything pass? This passage is important because it establishes Jens intent to do whatever it takes to be

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