Thursday, August 23, 2007

Among the Betrayed


Haddix, Margaret Peterson. 2002. Among the Betrayed.

Among the Betrayed is the third in a seven book science fiction series entitled the Shadow Children. Our narrator this time is Nina, a character first introduced in Among the Impostors. Imprisoned by the population police, Nina fears the worst. As a third child her very existence is reason enough for execution upon her discovery. At first she doesn’t know why they’re still questioning her? Why not kill her and just get it over with? But Nina is given an opportunity to prove herself. Betray three young children by discovering their true identities or face execution along with those children she chooses to protect. Locked in a cave, barely provided with food and devoid of all water except for that that trickles down the cave’s wall...the children seem to be waiting for death. Nina is unsure of herself. As she grows closer to the children--they still won’t open up to her--she doesn’t know what she’ll do. Why are they giving her this test? And is there a way to pass it without anyone dying? Matthias, Percy, and Alia join the cast of shadow children introduced by Haddix in this unforgettably dangerous world.

8 comments:

Erin 8:55 PM  

Hi Becky! Have you seen these links? I thought you might be interested....

http://ndwilson.com/

http://my-life-photoblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/author-interview-nd-wilson.html

Becky 9:15 PM  

Erin:

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I loved these sites. I am so so so excited he has another book releasing this year. I would read it in a heartbeat if a review copy came my way.

soleil 10:24 PM  

wow, that sounds really scary.

Heather (errantdreams) 4:48 AM  

Wild! Sounds like a fascinating series.

Anonymous,  7:21 PM  

you should say how u connected to the story and such as the message and as well ..,

Anonymous,  4:21 PM  

WHERE ARE THE SETTINGS IN THIS BOOK?

Anonymous,  12:40 PM  

this was a cool book with cool settings

Anonymous,  12:42 PM  

the setting is the jail

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