Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix – This is a middle grade dystopian. Middle grade is not normally my thing, but I was trying to encourage my youngest to actually finish a book by reading it with him.
This is a pretty dark look into the future, and it probably enough to scare the pants off younger middle graders, so please take caution.
There is an evil-overlord government, and people die for the crime of being born… yeah, pretty scary.
My son liked it overall, and he DID finish it. He was not disturbed, but he is 11… take caution for younger readers. He did say he would be willing to read the next book in the series, so I’d call that a win, being that he has not finished a book in months before this.
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I read the entire series when I started working with middle school readers a decade ago. It gets more diabolical but there is a satisfying resolution in the end. “Third children unite!” (Yes, I am a third child.)