The Boundless

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The Boundless is an enormous train, almost seven miles long. It is the pinnacle of railway advancement and technological achievement. First Class carriages are opulent, for the cream of society. Next is Second Class and Third, then colonists, and finally, several miles of cargo. Traveling with the cargo, somewhere in between the cargo cars, are eighty cars of Circus, run by Mr. Dorian. The train also carries the body of its designer, along with all his favorite possessions, but the only keys to that car hang on Will’s father, the main engineer and designer’s right-hand man, and on the guard protecting it. When Will witnesses the guard’s murder, he is left with the guard’s key. He barely gets on the train as it is about to leave without him. At the very end of a miles-long train, with murderers chasing him, Will must get to his father with the help of the Circus.

Will is enthralling to watch as he explores the Boundless. He is a compassionate character. I hope Will will have another adventure soon.

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Author Kenneth Oppel, Jim Tierney, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 22-Apr-2014
ISBN 9781442472884
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Issue August 2014
Category Tweens


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