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Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rules and Order Quotes

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Quote #1

He had never disobeyed the order to hide. (1.2)

Well, that's a good way to start off, a nice obedient pre-teen. However, as Luke gets older, he's about to disobey big time.

Quote #2

"And then, when those people move in, I have to stay away from the windows?" Luke asked, though he knew the answer.

The question made Dad explode. He slammed his hand down on the table.

"Then? You gotta stay away now!" (1.13-15)

Pick your words wisely, Luke. Or be super aware of your audience. Mr. Garner isn't going to allow any of that standing by the window nonsense. Not now, not ever.

Quote #3

There was a law against Luke.

Not him personally--everyone like him, kids who were born after their parents had already had two babies. (2.1-2)

Welcome to the law-breakers club, Mr. and Mrs. Garner. This raises an important point: even though the law is against Luke, he's not actually the one breaking it. So why is his life in danger?

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