Tunnels: Review

Posted June 2, 2009 by Emily in book review, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Tunnels
By: Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
Children’s Fiction

Will, a digging maniac, and his father, Dr. Burrows, the curator of the local museum, often go on digs together to find artifacts in their home near London. Will is bullied by kids at school and befriends another student, Chester, who accompanies him on digs. After finding a suspicious elevator shaft and the strange disappearance of his father, Will and Chester find a hidden city underneath the city. What follows is an attempt to escape the city alive as well as find Dr. Burrows.

This book had a very slow start and lacked purpose. I never could figure out why Chester was friends with Will after all the crap he put him through. The friendship didn’t seem quite developed enough. There were several likable characters, and some parts were pretty thrilling. Overall though, I thought the book was a little too long for the story. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

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2 responses to “Tunnels: Review

  1. It would seem that you and I share tastes in genre. If you're looking for recommendations, I'd be happy to throw some your way. For example, "City of Bones" and anything written by Shannon Hale. But it looks like you've already found her. I also like Sharon Shinn and many others. So, let me know if you can't find enough books, because I read far too many and would be happy to let you in on some.

    I'm glad you started this. It's a good idea.

  2. Ky

    I saw your Goodreads review on this. I’m semi-new to the reader scene and I have never heard of this book, so I’m glad to know what you thought of it.

    This blog is cool, by the way 🙂

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