Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Among the Enemy

In this continuation of the infamous Margaret Peterson Haddix series, Among the Enemy is another excellent thriller. In this sixth "episode" we follow Matthias as he tries to protect his friends Alia and Percy, as well as himself, from the Population Police. During a raid of their cabin by the officers, Alia and Percy are gravely injured, while Matthias accidentally saves the life of one of the members of the Population Police, earning him an honored status with the government and a free ride to join up. Matthias doesn't see himself having any other choice besides dying or going to train with his enemy.

When he arrives at the training facility, Matthias meets up with some of his friends from the Hendrick's school and begins to plan an escape. With the usual thrills, Haddix creates quite the page-turner and had me cheering and crying for Matthias and his friends throughout the whole book.

It has been said many times that these books are awesome for reluctant readers of both genders, and that is so true. I have recommended this series to so many kids and adults alike and I have never heard a bad report back. If you've never given this series a try, you won't regret doing so!


max said...

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If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Max Elliot Anderson

Now, from an author who hated to read...comes books kids hate to put down.

Debi said...

I've never heard of these. Annie is definitely not a reluctant reader, but I'm guessing she'd just love these!