Government regulations limit families to two children each, so Luke, an illegal third-born, must live his life in secret, hidden in his family's farmhouse next to the woods. Luke likes it next to the woods because even though he has to hide he still could go out because none was close. But... read more
The first Book in the series Luke an third Child who been hiding All his life. He was allowed, To go outside but when the government Cuts down the trees around the farm he is forced in to hiding. later in the story he meets Jen an baron third child like he is she fights the government to free... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The first Book in the series Luke an third Child who been hiding All his life. He was allowed, To go outside but when the government Cuts down the trees around the farm he is forced in to hiding. later in the story he meets Jen an baron third child like he is she fights the government to free every third Child but bends up passing on in the fight so Luke changes. His name to lee and moves away from the farm. the governement is making families only have 2 children the ones with three cant be seen with the third child so when when ever families have someone at their door or inside as company the htird child has to hide till there gone.
“It's people like you who change history , people like me we just let things happen”Luke
“The Government justifies keeping everyone else in pverty because people seem to work hardest when they're right on the edge of survival,”Jen's Dad
“Sure, you can be a coward and hope someone else changes the world for you. You can hide up in that attic of yours until someone knocks at your door and says,' oh, yeah, they freed the hidden. Want to come out?' Is that what you want? You've got to come, Luke, or you'l hate yourself the rest of your life. When you don't have to hide anymore, even years from now, threr wil always have a small part of you whispering ' I don't deserve this. I didn't fight for it.I'm not worth it.' and you are, Luke, you are. You are smart and funny and nice, and you chould be living life, instead of being buried alive in that old house of yours.”Jen Talbot
“The classic dystopian novel!”
A face. A child’s face. In a house where two boys already lived.Highlighted by 31 Kindle customers
“It’s all about food,” Jen said. “The Government was scared we’d all run out of food if the population kept growing. That’s why they made you and me illegal, to keep people from starving.”Highlighted by 30 Kindle customers
Our Government is totalitarian, and totalitarian governments never like truth.”Highlighted by 29 Kindle customers
Barons were unbelievably rich, Luke knew. They had things ordinary people hadn’t had in years. Luke wasn’t sure how the Barons had gotten rich, when everybody else was poor. But Dad never said the word “Baron” without a curse word or two in front of it.Highlighted by 29 Kindle customers
one last moment of feeling warm soil beneath his bare feet. He reminded himself, “I will never be allowed outside again. Maybe never again as long as I live.”Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
There was a law against Luke. Not him personally — everyone like him, kids who were born after their parents had already had two babies.Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
They had defied the Government once, with Luke. That had taken all the defiance they had in them. Maybe more.Highlighted by 25 Kindle customers
“Told you before. We didn’t have a choice. Government wanted it. You can’t tell the Government no.”Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
“‘Matthew, Mark Luke, and John, bless the bed that I lie on.’Highlighted by 21 Kindle customers
He saw the first tree shudder and fall, far off in the distance. Then he heard his mother call out the kitchen window: “Luke!Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
I would say 8-12 year olds, actually. Depends on your kid. They have to understand this series. It changed me forever, I must have read it when I was 8. Depending how well the child reads, it really should be read by 8-13 year olds. This book teaches kids of many possibilities of what the future could end up like. The government can control many things, but how it is controlled in the book, that is normal. It has happened in China before. NOTE : Pre-read the book before actually letting your child read it.
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