For a quick read this book was very thought provoking. My heart ached this family, but especially for Luke. Luke is a third child in a world where having three children is illegal, punishable by death and fines for the parents. As I read this well written story, I couldn't help thinking about our world today, and everything that is going on all over. Financial chaos, food shortages, natural disasters, gas prices, and rioting all making Haddix world something to think about. Among the Hidden left me wanting to find out more about Luke's new adventures and the dangers that he will be facing. His world turned upside down once again and loosing everything that was familiar to him. I can't wait to read book 2, Among the Imposters!