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Out of hiding. Into danger. 

Luke Garner is an illegal third child. All his life has been spent in hiding. Now, for the first time, Luke is living among others. He has assumed a deceased boy's identity and is attending Hendricks School for Boys, a windowless building with cruel classmates and oblivious teachers. Luke knows he has to blend in, but he lives in constant fear that his behavior will betray him. 

Then one day, Luke discovers a door to the outside. He knows that beyond the walls of Hendricks lie the secrets he is desperate to uncover. What he doesn't know is whom he can trust - and where the answers to his questions may lead him....

©2001 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Meh. Can't say I recommend it.

Significantly worse than the first book. Takes forever for anything interesting to actually happen. Then when it does it is the most illogical explanation to it all. Too distracted trying to make sense of the stretch of a plot to enjoy the progression.

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not my favorite in the series

I absolutely loved the first book this one was a bit of a letdown it ended kind of abruptly and was not as rich as the first book

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Incredible! Yes! Buy This! Worthy of your credits!

This series has been a gem of a find for my 10yo and I! Highly recommended.
The narrator is great. There's suspense but also sweet naivety that makes the main character so relatable for my kid. After the last few years, this rated PG dystopian novel is close enough to possible, that it really pulls you in, and keeps you imagining "what if?" scenarios, even after the story is over. I'm impatient to begin the next story, but also don't want to hasten the end of the series.
Am I allowed to say that this would also make a really awesome limited series? (Netflix, are you listening?😉)

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Just want to keep reading

Though it ends on a good note, if you know there is more to the series, you will just want to put the book up and never down. The story is great and there are a lot of things unexpected about this school. I want to know what will happens next so I will definitely be getting the next one in the series. I highly recommend this book for people that are a bit... antisocial, introverted, anxietis? Just overall people that understand what is like to feel trapped.

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just a stretch

this whole book could easily be described in under one chapter. only around 2 weeks worth of time passes in this story and very very little actually happens. most is just super descriptive s*** you do not need to know. like the color of some of the kids hairs in their attitudes which does not have anything to do with the book. just a bunch of filler trying to stretch out a short story. the first one at least had some thrills and s***. this one has about 5 minutes of excitement definitely a waste of money

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Libertarian Children's book

Even as an adult i enjoyed these books. if you don't like the government you'll like this.

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great book

it is a great series you will enjoy listening to it I got sucked right in

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great book, always interested, great twists

the book always had me interested, great plot and character development, always had me on the edge of my seat with the intriguing twists

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I love this series

the Shadow children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix is one of my absolute favorites having read the series being able to listen to it is a blessing. You become personally attached to Luke. Watching him find himself and become somewhat more educated about what's going on around him. The series is such a great explanation and example a fighting Injustice.

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it is very interesting

it is booked up me about your friend betraying you and trust issues being a exnay (shadow children aka 3rd child)