Luke is a third child and third children are illegal. Because of this he cannot go outside or go to school and he has to hide in the attic when people come to his house.
When Luke is in the attic he watches through the vents his brothers and dad work on the farm and to watch the people moving into the new houses. One day when he was watching the Sports family put their stuff in their new house he saw a girl in the window and he knew the Sports family only had two kids.
Luke waited for the rain to stop. He decided to break his dad rules and go to the girl in the windows house. When he got there the girl pushed Luke to the ground and he yelled I am a third child so the girl let go. Her name was Jen and she also was a third child. Jen was talking about a rally and asked Luke to go.
Luke did not go to the rally. Unfortunately Jen died and so did all the other 40 third children that went. They were shot by the population police. And Luke has no idea.
Luke went to Jens house and instead of seeing Jen he saw her dad with a gun. Luke said I am Jens friend and a third child too. Jens dad lowered to gun. Luke asked where Jen was and her dad said I'm sorry she was shot by the population police at the rally. Luke then heard a loud bang on the door and Jens dad told Luke to go hide in a closet. It was the population police and once they were gone Jens dad opened the closet and showed Luke a piece of paper that said dont talk they can hear us. Jens dad put on the paper do you want a fake ID and Luke wrote yes.
Jens dad got the fake ID and gave it to Luke. Now he could play outside and go to school and be normal kid.