Among the Betrayed Published 2001Buy the Book

Among the Betrayed

The Shadow Children, Book #3

  • YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2003
  • A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, 2003
  • International Reading Association/Children's Book Council Children's Choice, 2003
  • Lamplighter Award, 2004-2005

Nina Idi—a third child in a society where families are allowed only two children–has been betrayed by the boy she loved, and arrested by the Population Police for exposing other alleged third children. Angry and confused, Nina knows only one thing for sure: She is innocent of the charges. But now she is faced with the most difficult choice of her life: Get three other prisoners to admit they are shadow children and be spared herself, or refuse to cooperate and be killed.
The options are clear. The choice, Nina discovers, is not….

“Haddix is a superb storyteller and her view of a future world short of food that allows only two children per family is both scary and plausible.”
School Library Journal

“The author delivers more than enough suspense to keep fans hooked and to intrigue new recruits as well.”
Publishers Weekly

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