Study Guide

Among the Hidden Characters

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

Luke Garner

First is the worst, second is the best, third is the - um, never mind. Here's what you need to...

Jen Talbot

Jen Talbot is Luke's new (and only) BFF. He discovers her hiding out in her parents' fancy house...

Edna Garner

Luke's mom is the spoonful of sugar in Luke's medicine. Not many people can put a positive spin...

George Talbot

Talk about making an entrance: Jen's dad bursts onto the scene more dramatically than the...

Harlan Garner

This man is fierce, and we don't mean America's Next Top Model fierce. We mean Stone Cold Steve...

Matthew Garner

We don't get too much detail on Matthew, the oldest son in the Garner family. For the most part,...

Mark Garner

Whenever Luke decides to have a pity party for himself, he calls Mark "the lucky second" (1.19)....

The Government

Planning an epic fight for freedom? You'll need some brutally gruesome bad guys. Enter, the...