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Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden


by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the Hidden Freedom and Confinement Quotes

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Quote #1

The smile she offered him was wobbly. He felt like he had to help her. (2.38-39)

Yeah, if by "worked out" you mean that Luke is still alive. But in every other having-a-normal-life way, we'd have to say—nope. It has not worked out.

Quote #2

"But I didn't see you leave¬--" Luke protested.

Jen looked at him as if she seriously wondered if he had a brain. "Of course not. I was hiding. The backseat of our car is hollowed out - Dad had it custom-built." (17.10-11)

Getting to go out into the real world doesn't seem like a hiding to us, and probably not to Luke, either. But Jen does have to sneak her way, out so we'll give her that.

Quote #3

"Last time I counted, I had contact with eight hundred kids."

Luke shook his head. He didn't think even his parents knew that many people.

"So what is the password?" he asked.

"'Free,'" Jen said. "It's 'free'." (18.41-44)

Of course, the password would be "free." After all, that's the ultimate goal of all the shadow children. Not exactly the most secure password, of course.

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