Nina Idi--a third child in a society where families are allowed only two children--has been betrayed by the boy she loved, and arrested by the Population Police for exposing other alleged third children. Angry and confused, Nina knows only one thing for sure: She is innocent of the charges. But now she is faced with the most difficult choice of her life: Get three other prisoners to admit they are shadow children and be spared herself, or refuse to cooperate and be killed.
This is the third book in the Shadow Children series. I keep complaining that the whole series should be all one book but I guess that isn't practical because these are written for 8-12 year olds. I liked this book but it was a bit slow. However the ending wrapped up nicely with Nina learning that she has a strong inner core that she can use going forward to help other Shadow Children.