|Plot Summary of Among the Imposters|
|" Luke Garner, an illegal third child, tries to fit into life where the government rules. They make a law that third children are not allowed, because of food shortage. That means all the third children have to hide, and if the Population Police ever find them, they would be dead. Luke's neighbor, Mr. Talbot, a Population Police who is secretly giving Third Children fake I.D.'s and helping them along their back, helps Luke by sending him to a school called "Hendrick's School of Boys." Luke misses his home, and he starts to make a garden because his parents made a garden at his house. One day, while Luke goes outside to check on his garden, he sees that it is ruined. He then hears voices so he hides behind a tree. There comes a boy who picked on Luke, called "Jackal Boy", and soon Luke becomes "friends" with Jackal Boy (Jason). Then he learns that Jason is making a way to help Third Children. Luke feels this is his chance to help Jen, a former friend of his.
Kristie Crofoot, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Among the Imposters|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
- kills without good reason
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's a slave/repressed?
- kiddies are repressed
- a teen
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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