44 pages 1 hour read

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the Impostors

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2001

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Chapters 7-14Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 7 Summary

One morning, Luke notices a slightly open door on an outside wall and quickly slips out before anyone notices. Out in the fresh air, Luke’s mind takes him back to his home in the countryside and to his first trip to Jen’s house. He sees the door start to open further and runs into the woods nearby. Watching the door from afar, he realizes that it is only the wind pushing it open and he is safe. He also notices for the first time that the school building has no windows. He finally opens the note from Mr. Talbot, which only contains the words “blend in” (41).

Chapter 8 Summary

Luke yells out in disappointment and disbelief at the message in Mr. Talbot’s note. He hoped the note would provide him with more information to help him make sense of his new life. He rips the note apart in anger and decides Mr. Talbot was just making fun of him, playing a practical joke. He imagines that Mr. Talbot is still laughing about it.