By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Luke Garner is terrified.
Out of hiding for the 1st time in his lifestyles, he understands that any minute one in all his new classmates at Hendricks college for Boys may perhaps observe his mystery: that he's a 3rd baby passing because the lately deceased Lee supply. And in a society the place it's unlawful for households to have greater than teenagers, being a 3rd baby ability yes demise by the hands of the feared inhabitants Police.
His first adventure outdoors the protection of his house is bewildering. There's no longer a unmarried window wherever within the tuition; Luke can't inform his classmates aside (even as they topic him to brutal hazing); and the lecturers look oblivious to it all.
Desperate to slot in, Luke endures the confusion and teasing until eventually he discovers an unlocked door to the surface, and an opportunity to appreciate what's fairly occurring. yet to take this chance—to discover the secrets and techniques of Hendricks—Luke might want to set aside his fears and find a braveness lifetime in hiding couldn't thwart.
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Just consider what they were up to during the century and a half before the Thing. Fouling the rivers, killing off the wild animals, destroying the forests, washing the topsoil into the sea, burning up an ocean of petroleum, squandering the minerals it had taken the whole of geological time to deposit. An orgy of criminal imbecility. And they called it Progress. Progress," he repeats, "Progress! I tell you, that was too rare an invention to have been the product of any merely human mind -- too fiendishly ironical!
The dunes subside. Once more the road is wide enough for two to walk abreast. Dr. Poole steals a glance at his companion's face and sees it clouded with an expression of melancholy. " he asks solicitously and, greatly daring, adds "Loola" and lays a hand on her arm. "It's terrible," she says in a tone of quiet despair. " "Everything. You don't want to think about those things; but you're one of the unlucky ones -- you can't help thinking about them. And you almost go crazy. Thinking and thinking about someone, and wanting and wanting.
Poole has bent down and, from the very brink of destruction, has snatched to safety a charming little duodecimo Shelley. "Thank G--" he begins, but fortunately remembers where he is and manages to check himself in time. " he asks. "What about the social inheritance of humanity's painfully acquired wisdom? What about the best that has been thought and. " "They can't read," the Chief answers with his mouth full. "No, that's not quite true. " He points. Medium shot from his viewpoint of Loola -- Loola with dimples and all the rest, but also with the large red no on her apron, the two smaller no's on her shirt front.
Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Book 2) by Margaret Peterson Haddix