Analysis: What's Up With the Ending?
Ever so dramatically, Luke glances back at his home as Mr. Talbot drives him away. When he turns around, Bam! He's Lee Grant.
Luke or Lee or whoever you want to call him, is moving forward literally and symbolically. He is finally able to leave his family's farm but he has to do it as someone else. Posed between his old identity and his new one, with almost every issue from the book unresolved, it's the perfect cliffhanger for Haddix's next book in the series, Among the Imposters. (Come on, confess that you just bought that book.)