Throwback Thursday – The Shadow Children Series


This is hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books. This is an amazing weekly meme dedicated to showcasing older titles that we miss and deserve to be put on others’ TBR piles.

My Pick of the Week:

Cover image and summary from
Cover image and summary from

Title: The Shadow Children Series

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Genre: Dystopian

Pages: 1381

Published: June 6th, 2006

Book One Synopsis:

Luke has never been to school. He’s never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend’s house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.

Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He’s lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family’s farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside.

Then, one day Luke sees a girl’s face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he’s met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows — does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

I read the first book in this series in June of 2012, I read the seventh (and final) in August of 2012. Needless to say, I loved this series. The action, the characters (The characters!!!), The story-line, the writing style, EVERYTHING about this book series is amazing! Though these books are fairly short and easy reads, due to the intensity of the events throughout this series I’d recommend it for at least 12+.

What’s your Throwback Thursday book of the week?

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