Among the Imposters - Chapters One – Five Summary & Analysis

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“Among the Impostors” is a novel for older children and young adults by award-winning author Margaret Peterson Haddix. In the novel, 12-year-old Luke Garner begins attending Hendricks School for Boys under the name Lee Grant. Luke is a third child – or ‘shadow child’ – and is illegal because of the country’s Population Law which states that couples can only have two children, and so is forced to live under a false identity to avoid being caught and executed. After spending his entire life hiding on his family’s farm Luke finds it hard to adjust to the boarding school and feels isolated and alone. He immediately becomes the target of bullying by a boy he thinks of as ‘jackal boy.’ Later, Luke discovers that jackal boy – whose name is really Jason – is the leader of a group of other shadow children at...

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