Friday, January 23, 2015

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

The Boundless
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Lexile: 730
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Awards: None
Reading Ram Star Rating: 4 out of 5

Hello readers! I’m back with another book review. The Boundless is well, a lot different from most fantasy books. It's written in third person! At first I was kind of surprised because, well most of the books I read are in first or second person, occasionally written like poems but never in third person! But it turned out to be one of my favorite parts of this book though. It’s about a kid named Will. At first it seems a bit like it’s kind of like the real world, but then you realize it’s not. Will starts out poor, really poor. His dad is working on a railway through America, and Will takes a ride with the railway owner up to see his dad. When they arrive, it’s time to put in the last spike. And an unexpected person does it. A natural disaster gets in the way of their plans, however. When Will’s dad saves the owner of the railway, he gets promoted and their family can start to live better lives. After 3 years, the special train built just for that railway is finished. Will has been going to a private school, living a cushy life, and leaving the poverty behind him. His dad is promoted one final time to Chief Engineer, and Will gets to join him on the train. The past 3 years had been fairly normal, with the exception of the circus girl who took something… very special to Will. Now he is going to live his life on the train. The train is incredible, multiple stories high, electricity, running water, and it’s about 5 miles long! Only, of course, for the first class riders, do they get a lot of running water and a life of luxury, which Will has the good fortune of being. Then one day at one of the trains many stops, Will gets off to see the small almost a fair.Then something very suspicious happens, something that changes everything. The aspiring artist has to stay hidden from a villain who wants something he has, get help from some unexpected allies, and get back to his father all the way in the front of the train. This awesome, thrilling adventure will have you on the edge of your seats, make sure you read it soon!

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