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Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden


by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Jen Talbot Timeline and Summary

  • Jen pops onto the scene when Luke sees her face in the window.
  • However, we officially meet her when Luke break into the Talbot's house.
  • When Luke notices traces of blood left behind after his break in, Jen thrusts her own arm through the broken screen so she has a cut to show her parents.
  • During their next meeting, Jen fills Luke in on her plans for the rally and introduces him to the wonders of the internet.
  • Jen has a slight hissy fit when her online friends don't seem to be as passionate about the rally as she is.
  • She's so distracted that she doesn't even realize when Luke leaves.
  • Things between them get really tense when Luke says he doesn't want to attend the rally and Jen bluntly tells Luke "I don't have time for you" (22.52).
  • But when she actually leaves for the rally, she stops by Luke's house to make up and say goodbye.