Monday, September 21, 2009

Among the Barons (Shadow Children, Book 4) Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Luke Garner, an illegal third child, spent his first twelve years in hiding. For the past four months Luke has lived among others, using the identity of Lee Grant, at the Hendricks School for Boys. But just as things are finally starting to go right, Lee's little brother Smits arrives at the school and Luke finds himself caught in a tangle of lies that gets more complex with every passing day.

It's getting good again. The third book was a little slow but this one moved fast, I wasn't sure what to believe about any of the characters and I liked the ending. Luke develops a relationship with Smits and is able to help him out, a small step in his quest to help give freedom to those who deserve it. Luke briefly reunites with his family who sees how much he has grown in stature and maturity.

A great fourth book, definitely got me fired up to read the rest! View all my reviews >>

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