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Kid’s Book Review- The Shadow Children Series

I’ve finished this first book in a gripping series suggested for 8–13-year olds.


Although the topic was compelling to me, it would be criminal to suggest it to kids younger than 18.
If you care about childhood innocence, then please accept this as a warning.

It doesn’t delve into the usual topics that cause alarm. I even liked its well-written thought-provoking topic.

It is a 1984-ish fiction about a futuristic totalitarian government imposing terribly intrusive and cruel policies on the population. So far (I’ve ordered the next 2 books.) it is somewhat stomach turning in its plausibility.

It’s not a good or proper thing to frighten kids for any reason, IMHO. That goes for all the climate crisis stuff too. It’s clearly a pollutant to innocence and peace-of-mind. Children are powerless in affecting change but more importantly understanding complex problems.
By intentionally imposing “adult” topics on kids, you’re committing a deliberate theft of children’s childhoods for some adult political selfish service later on.

I DO suggest that adults read the series. There’s quite a bit of a warning in it that adults might want to consider.

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One-liner Wednesday 4-26-23- Among the Hidden

There’s a gripping youth series of books that I’ve just started reading that- like 1984- sends an alarming warning on our possible futures. Now, more than ever, it seems less a fiction and more of a possibility.

“The Government justifies keeping everyone else in poverty because people seem to work the hardest when they’re right on the edge of survival.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, Among the Hidden