YMMV / Shadow Children

  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: If you suspect a ten-year old girl of being a Mole for the enemy because another enemy named her as an accomplice, by all means arrest her and assess her innocence by tempting her with a fake plea deal that involves arresting three more small children, thereby destroying her old life and old fake ID. And don't even admit that you may have gone overboard with the interrogation, instead admitting that good intentions are sometimes not enough.
  • Narm: When Luke gets to the now free Government building, a reporter tries to ask him why he's there. Luke looks dead at them, and says that because they are the "Freedom News" he's free to not say anything to them. It's supposed to be dramatic, but it comes off as pointlessly rude and edgy. It's even lampshaded when Luke later watches that broadcast, and notes that he looks filthy and his "dramatic" speech is ruined because his voice keeps breaking. He feels stupid about the whole thing.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: For a young adult series, there are some strikingly horrifying scenes, mostly involving Family Unfriendly Deaths.