If you’re following my reviews…I decided to go ahead and keep reading this YA dystopian series!
In this second book of the series, the main character Luke had to leave home because his status as an illegal third child was putting his family at risk. Naturally, he ends up at a school for ‘troubled’ kids where he knows no one and finds himself constantly confused about what is going on around him. As you would expect, he is bullied by the other boys and the adults seem to be oblivious to anything going on around them.
Luke is homesick and lonely when he discovers a door that leads outside into some woods near the school. This secret place offers respite for a while but one day Luke arrives at his secret garden and clearly, it has been trampled by the other boys. Obviously, he is not the only one who knows about the woods. In the process of trying to discover who has ruined his garden, Luke learns of an insider plot against Shadow Children and he must utilize all of his knowledge and courage to protect not only himself but the other Shadow Children at the school.
Looking forward to starting book #3 in the series next week!
Read on my friends!