Among the Impostors - By Margaret Peterson Hadix

Reviewed By Mike B. age 11


Among the Impostors coverAmong the Imposters is a book about a boy named Luke. Luke is a third child. In this society, third children are illegal because of the "shortage" of food. Luke has been hiding his whole life. Now he has a chance to stop hiding. He got a fake ID from Mr. Talbot, a neighbor who use to have a third child names Jen, but she died during a rally. Luke is going to Hendricks School for Boys. He is looking for friends and can't find any until one night when he went into the woods. He heard some voices and there were his mean roommate and his friends. He makes friends with them, but Luke soon finds out that his new "friend" (old mean roommate) is pretending to be part of the population police (an agency that makes sure third children are killed) and is trying to betray all third children by telling the population police their real names. Luke must do something to make sure this doesn't happen. What will Luke do? Read the book to find out.


Among the Imposters is a great book. I liked it because you never know what was going to happen next. It was very unpredictable. It was a great adventure finding out how Luke reacted to not hiding anymore. Among the Imposters kept me thinking through the book. It was one of the best books I've ever read. This is the second book in the series of three books.