Margaret Haddix Writing Styles in Among the Hidden

Margaret Haddix
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Point of View

Among the Hidden is told entirely from the third person limited point of view of its main character, 12-year-old Luke Garner. Young Luke has been sheltered his entire life. His lack of life experience makes his point of view more or less a blank slate as the novel begins. He has no experience with society or Government regulations, having lived his entire life closeted inside his family's residence. Thus, when Luke is thrust by circumstances into a political battle, his reactions are refreshingly pure and unguarded. At first, when he reads the thick books that Jen calls Government propaganda, Luke's ignorance makes him highly susceptible to believing the propaganda. He becomes convinced that he has no right to exist. Luke believes the Government point of view completely, at least initially, because he has never been exposed to any alternate points of view. As a result, when...

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