Among The Hidden
Title: Among The Hidden
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Shadow Children Series
SF TEEN HADDIX
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family’s farm, until another “third” convinces him that the government is wrong.
Government regulations limit families to two children each, so Luke, an illegal third-born, must live his life in secret, hidden in his family’s farmhouse. When a new housing development is built on land bordering his backyard, Luke discovers Jen, another “shadow child”, in one of the new homes. Jen is willing to risk everything for a chance to come out of the shadows, and her determination draws Luke into a dangerous gamble with high stakes.