Among the Hidden - Adaptive

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Among the Hidden - Adaptive

Among the Hidden

By: Margaret Peterson HADDIX






Chapter 1

Luke is a boy who lived in the woods with

his mother, father, and two brothers. His


brothers’, Matthew and Mark were both

older than he was. One day as Luke was

outside playing, he watched a tree fall. His


mom yelled, “Come in the house now”!

When he got inside he thought to himself, “I

might not ever get to go outside again in my


life”. Luke wanted to know why his parents

was selling the woods. The woods was the

one place he was allowed to go and play on

most days. When Matthew and Mark would

go to school, Luke’s mom would let him go

outside and play in the woods as long as no


one was around. See, Luke had to live an

invisible life. The only people that knew

about him, was his mom, dad, and two


brothers. No one was allowed to talk about
Luke
him, or even mention his name when they

went outside. He was never to be seen by


other people. When people would come to

their house, Luke had to run fast upstairs

and hide, and his mom would rush to put


away everything that belong to Luke. No

one was never to know that he lived there.

Luke always knew he was different, but he


did not know why. Luke loved the woods


and was happy when he was able to go

outside. and play. For this reason, he had to


know why. One day, the family was sitting

at the kitchen table, Luke asked his question.

“Why are you selling the woods”? His dad

tried to explain to him, that the government,

those people that control the city, made them


do it. Luke didn’t like the government

because he felt like all the government did,

was yell at people and tell them what they

can and cannot do. Luke got up from his


chair, and went to the window to look


outside. He tried to imagine rows of houses


where the trees use to be. This made Luke

ask another question? “So when people start

to move in, will I have to stop looking out of

the window”? Luke’s dad, hit his hand on

the table very hard. This question made him

angry and sad all at the same time. He yelled

at Luke and said “You are not to be looking


out the window starting right now”! Luke



always wondered what would happen to him if someone ever saw him.


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