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Contributor(s): Haddix, Margaret Peterson

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ISBN: 0689824750     ISBN-13: 9780689824753
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Published: March 2000
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Annotation: SHADOW CHILDREN

Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.

Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside.

Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Science fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries & Detective Stories
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: BL 00002449
Lexile Measure: 800
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Shadow Children
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 0.50" (0.25 lbs) 153 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 29501
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q18648
Reading Level: 5.9   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 8.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.

Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside.

Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?


Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2000 February #1)
This futuristic novel focuses on a totalitarian regime and the Internet. PW noted, "The plot development is sometimes implausible and the characterizations a bit brittle, but the unsettling, thought-provoking premise should suffice to keep readers hooked." Ages 8-12. (Mar.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
 
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