Among the Betrayed

Among the Betrayed

Book - 2003
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Thirteen-year-old Nina is imprisoned by the Population Police, who give her the option of helping them identify illegal "third-born" children, or facing death.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2003, c2002
Edition: 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed. --
ISBN: 9780689839092
068983909X
Branch Call Number: J FIC Haddi 3567
Characteristics: 156 p. --

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anstinek
Dec 30, 2016

The story is good, if a little convoluted, but I couldn't get behind Nina like I could with Luke in the first two books. I don't know if it's because they gave more of his back story, or if it's just that she wasn't as purely good as he was.

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spencer58
Feb 11, 2016

Loved this book. I liked the unexpected ending.

fun= f u nuns

nuns= pop police

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Inspirit0609
Nov 25, 2013

A book full of adventure and suspense, “Among the Betrayed” written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. With Nina, Percy, Alia, and Matthias, escape out into their dangerous world and experience escaping as a child.
This is a very interesting book because even though it’s the third book of a series (Shadow Children series), it is able to stand on its own. All the information from the previous books that are necessary to proceed on to the rest of the series are mentioned in this book. Once you’ve started reading this, it’s really tempting to just continue on and read the next ones after it. The ending of Among the Betrayed leaves you at a cliff-hanger and gives you the first few pages of the next book, Among the Barons.
In my opinion, the book was very descriptive and imaginative. While I was reading, I always kept my alert up for anything suspicious. I felt that it is important to be alert while reading this book because it is after all a mysterious and fantasy book, anything can happen. It would help us predict some things that would unravel during the book. In “Among the Betrayed,” there are many things to look out for and it’s much unexpected. I enjoyed reading this book and I really recommend for anyone to read it. It’s not a disappointing and it would leave you at the edge of your seat with all the suspense!
In the book, Nina is taken in by the population police for being accused of trying to find shadow children along with a boy who she fell in love with and betrayed her, Jason. She was taken in a jail cell where she was questioned by one of the population police and told her to work for them in exchange to spare her life. Nina was told to try and get information from the young kids who are third children in another jail cell where she would be placed. There she meets Percy, Alia, and Matthias. Nina realizes how harsh the children were treated and decided to go against the population police and run away to try and save the life of Percy, Alia, and Matthias. That’s how their adventure starts out into the world. A world where third children are forbidden, where no one can be trusted, and where the closest person to you can be your worst enemy.

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orange_dolphin_104
Jun 26, 2013

nice book

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sanderl571
Jun 25, 2013

I liked this book just like the first two, especially the unexpected ending~

dp50268n Feb 10, 2013

This wasn't my favorite out of all the books, my cousins literally just flipped through the pages trying to find when Lee showed up

jcharmed Nov 04, 2012

This is book 3 in the series. the 1st is Among the Hidden and 2nd is Among the Imposters.

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nimradar123
Jul 13, 2012

second book to the series among the. terrifying and sad story. shouldnt read if sensitive to scary stuff #imagineteencontest

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rosepetal16
Dec 05, 2009

This is an amazing book, different than most because she thinks differently than other characters I've read about. This has a really unexpected ending that you wouldn't believe.

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orange_dolphin_104
Jun 26, 2013

Nina, a third childe, is taken by the Population Police nad is offered the choice to help then identify more shadow children. Alia, Percy, and Matthias makes their debut in this book as well, which inhances the story line. Overall it was an enjoyable book.

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sanderl571
Jun 25, 2013

Nina, another third child, is taken by the Population Police and is offered the choice to help then identify more shadow children. Alia, Percy, and Matthias makes their debut in this book as well, which enhances the story line. Overall, it was an enjoyable book

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rosepetal16
Dec 05, 2009

Nina is taken by the Population Police for "tricking them". She can't believe what has happened and still thinks about Jason, who allegedly "betrayed" her. She faces the choice of death or betraying other third children, so they could find out makers of Fake ID's.Little do they know that Nina is a third child herself. THIS BOOK HAS A REALLY UNEXPECTED ENDING.

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rosepetal16
Dec 05, 2009

rosepetal16 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 16

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sanderl571
Jun 25, 2013

"Everything that had happened to Nina was real. She had real handcuffs on her wrists, real scars on her back, real fear flooding her mind.
"'They're going to kill me,' Nina whispered, and it was almost a relief to finally, finally give up hope."

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