Among the Hidden
"Why?" Jen's dad asked. He was sobbing. "Did she want to die?"
"No," Luke said. "She wanted to live. Not die. Not hide. Live." (27.50-51)
"You know about the famines?"
"Before that, our country believed in freedom and democracy and equality for all. Then the famines came, and the government was overthrown." (28.28-30)
But even if he got a fake I.D., what would he do?
The answer was there instantly, as if he'd known it all along and his brain was just waiting for him to come looking.
He could do something to help other third children come out of hiding. (29.67-69)