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Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden


by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the Hidden Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. What would Among the Hidden be like if it focused on Jen's perspective instead of Luke's?
  2. Luke's parents are quite the contrast when it comes to how they interact with him. What are the pros and cons of Mr. and Mrs. Garner's parenting styles?
  3. When Luke says that he's not a brave as Jen, she points out that he is always the one sneaking over to her house and never the other way around. Why do you think that is?
  4. What are the consequences of pretending someone doesn't exist or taking on a false identity? Would you be able to do it?
  5. Mrs. Garner originally wanted four kids (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). If Luke had a younger brother, do you think he would be as lonely and in need of freedom?
  6. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are the four books of the Christian gospel. Is there religious symbolism to these names? If so, what might they symbolize?
  7. Is there any ways that Haddix could have written Among the Hidden with a different ending?

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