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Among the Barons
Luke, who is a third child takes a first childs name who is dead. Then there is a guardian or baby-sitter who says that he knows he's not the real person and that he is a third child. But then he says that he is not going to tell and that he can trust him. But he's not sure if this person is trustworthy. Well, then the dead kids parents bring him into a hidden room and tell him that they want to kill him so that they can have a proper burial for their ...
Among the Brave
The ruthless head of the Population Police has taken over the government, and executions are common. Trey has gone to Mr. Talbot's home seeking help to rescue Luke and his other third-born friends just as the man is taken away in handcuffs. Desperate, he teams up with Luke's older, more reckless brother, Mark, to try to find the others. Mark is caught and Trey enlists in the Population Police, his only hope of freeing him. To escape, the boys make a dea...
Among the Hidden
Luke is an illegal third child in a futuristic society, where families are limited to having two children. His parents must hide him in the house so the population police will not find him. Luke has always lived a quiet and lonely life. He wishes he could play outside again like he used to before the government cut down the woods behind their house. He hates that he can't go to school or any place for that matter. The woods that were cut down behind...
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 calle...

Haddix booklist

Don't You Dare Read This Mrs. Dunphrey
n the book Don't You Dare Read This Mrs. Dunphrey , by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Tish Bonner has to write in a journal for her English class. At first she thought the assignment was a drag, but eventually it was the only friend she could turn to. Tish puts the heading "Don't you dare read" or "Don't Read" on the top of her journals and her teacher agreed to only check to see if she was writing without reading the journals. Tish's father was never arou...
Just Ella (Literature)
When Cynthiana Eleanora (Ella) goes to the forbidden ball and strikes Prince Charming as the most beautiful young woman there, and, because of the classic custom made glass slipper left on the palace steps, is whisked away to become his bride. Ella believes that she loves him at first, but then realizes that she never loved him at all! yet now she is trapped in the palace dungeon after trying to break up with the newly found Prince Boring and must go on ...
Just Ella (Science Fiction)
It's the usually Cinderella story. Her father dies and she's stuck as her stepmother's and stepsister's as a servant. Next the Prince throws a Royal Ball, and Cinderella defies her stepmother and goes to the ball. Charming falls head over heels in love and takes her to the Palace. For awhile Ella thinks this is her perfect destiny untill her tutor, Jed opens her eyes to what the castle really is. How boring and pointless all the etiqutte and lesson...
Running Out of Time
Jessie Keyser is a teenage girl who who lives in a log cabin with her mother, a midwife, her father, a blacksmith and her five siblings. The children believe it is the year 1840. What Jessie doesn't know is that the year is actually 1996 and she lives in a replica of an 1840 village and she is being constantly watched by tourists and guards. Suddenly, local children begin to fall ill of diptheria and some are dying. Medicine is not being provided to ...
The House on the Gulf
Brittany, also known as Brit has had a relatively good life, until they move to Florida. They moved into a really bad part of town and are barely able to pay rent. Everything changes when her protective and mature brother Brandon, a.k.a Bran, finds an elderly couple, the Marquis', who want someone to look after and live in their house during their summer vacation. This is just the opportunity Brit's mom needs to allow her to not work and pursue her...
Turnabout
Melly Hazelwood and Anny Beth Flix are part of a secret scientific project. It's the year 2085. Melly is 16 and Anny Beth is 18. But, in the year 2000, they were both in their hundreds. Thanks to Project Turnabout, they were given a chance to grow younger, along with fifty other men and women in her nursing home. But, when they signed up, they had no idea of the problems that would face them. First, for every year they de-aged, they lost the memori...


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