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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Novel Among the Enemy

Every book in this series offers exceptionally interesting storylines written by the author Margaret Peterson Haddix, a well-known fantasy and fiction writer. She surpassed her skills in writing these novels, and the complexity remains exemplary. Published in the year 2001, Among the Enemy, it created a stir among its readers.

It remained successful in maintaining their interest in the series. It describes a story of three people who fight for the survival of their lives. They hide in the forest and unfortunately, they injure themselves and faces police inspection too. But what kept them going is their spirit to be alive. 

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Author: Margaret Haddix

Genre: Revenge/ Fiction / Dystopian

Pages: 224

Goodreads Rating: 4.16/5

My Ratings: 8.5/10

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Review and Summary of the Fiction Novel Among the Enemy

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In this sequel of the series, we again meet the characters named Matthias, Percy and Alia. They are still in the police’s captivity. On their way to work, Matthias and his friends stopped the coach and frantically ran away. He escaped unharmed, but Percy and Alia injured themselves critically. He hid them in a forest and went in search of Mrs Talbot, who was a qualified doctor. Returning to the forest, it seemed they disappeared and realised that they might be dead. Thinking about this devastated him, pushing him into depression.

With a strange twist in a story, Matthias saved an agent of the police force hoping to get more information about his friends. They then took him to the headquarters of the police force and granted him special status. During his stay as an agent, he met Nina who was also working as a double agent over there.

They both hoped to design a plan which will defeat the population authorities. Mike, another agent of the police force soon discovered Matthias true identity. Still, luck played its part, and it turns out that Mike too was on the side of the shadow children hoping to overthrow the barbaric police.

They took several steps to deter the police in achieving their sinister and wicked goals. Along this course, Matthias felt overjoyed to find out if his friends Percy and Alia are alive and well. They lived in Mr Hendricks’s cottage where he soon joined them, escaping the grim reality. He knew that he need to think about the future action plan, eventually.

Final thoughts on the Novel Among the Enemy

Margaret Peterson Haddix presented the English literature with a great novel once again. It is full of courage and brimming with emotions. She took the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Vivid description and unexpected twists and turns keep the reader fixed to the book until the end. I rated this novel an 8.5 because of the exceptional storyline it provides. 

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