Monday, September 5, 2011

Among the Hidden -- Margaret Peterson Haddix

Haddix did a wonderful job taking a dark plot and writing it for young audiences.

She has created a believable world where having more than two children is illegal, and those few who are born are forced into hiding. The characters are well developed, the dialogue is convincing, and the pacing is perfect. The narration, however, was distant and lacked emotional involvement.

If you're looking for a book with suspense appropriate for younger children, this is a great one to try.

Estimated Reading level: 5th grade
Grade: B+

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