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Tunnels (Tunnels Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

20 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Love it!!

This book is amazing because it really allowed me to use my imagination. The storyline is so unique and thrilling. Once I started this book I could not stop. I recommend it to anyone who wishes to read a unique, exciting and unbelievable story!

posted by 493889 on January 30, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Unique Story Concept, Perfect For Young Kids.

This story really brought something new to the table. However, I couldn't shake the feeling that I was just too old to be reading this book. I love good fiction with a passion...and this wasn't too bad in terms of story and content. It just had a very juvenile approach ...
This story really brought something new to the table. However, I couldn't shake the feeling that I was just too old to be reading this book. I love good fiction with a passion...and this wasn't too bad in terms of story and content. It just had a very juvenile approach that I never experienced from other books like Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia. And that's not to say that "Tunnels" is comparable to those books...because it's not. It is a very different novel and I can't place what it is that makes it different other than that it is just very conservative. The authors never push any boundaries...every instance of danger is just not dangerous enough, every instance of creepiness is just not creepy enough. It was all very "PG" and I think it would have been better off as a "PG-13" story.

In terms of the book itself, I think it had a killer hook. The problem is, the hook doesn't pull you in until a few chapters in. Which is basically the major flaw the book had in my opinion: it was a great concept but it took too long to cut to the chase whenever a major event was going to take place. While reading this book, I got to a really dull section and I ended up putting the book down for a few months until I could get interested in it again. I've never actually had to do that with a book that I was reading for fun, but something brought me back to it and I'm really glad I read it through to the end.

The only other problem I had with the book is that the main character never really acted his age. I always found myself wondering, "how old is this kid again?" The characters in general were well described but not well established as people.

Overall I think that this is a GOOD book for someone in Junior High School. I also think that this entire book is really only HALF of a story that takes too long to play out. The ending is great and somewhat shocking but was not worthy of being the end to a story like this. It seems as if the authors specifically wrote this book so that it would have a sequel and I didn't appreciate that. Worth the read but definitely not for young adult.

posted by Patton-Athenae on May 28, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2010

    Horrible!

    DO NOT waste your money on this book! I Hated it! I couldnt even finish the book. I hated the writing, it just ran on and on and on. It just bored me. The book just drages on.

    11 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Boring

    Its so bad dont waste your money it is themost boring book it is not even worth a penny. Take it from me. It is not the next harry potter book. I read the first book it doesnt even make sense

    4 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Look at this post!Hurry!

    Hey its scarlet again.if yu dont know who i am read the reviews for the book ungifted.well if youve read my last post than here i go again.if you want tell me about the book and label the headline for scarlets information.thanks and see you around!

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Dumb

    Dumbest book. It went on and on and on. It was like eating sand, and all you are waiting for is a nice glass of water. Gay. Dont read this ass wipe book!!

    2 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Sucked

    I thought it really sucked and was VERY slow. It was hard to turn the page and finally i put the book down that was about a year ago but i thought it REALLY SUUUUUCCCCKKKEEEEDDD I DONT RECOMNED THIS TO ANY READER WHO IS LOOKING FOR A FAST PASE BOOK

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Corey

    Terrible book! Dont get it

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    Don't buy. This was advertised as the next Harry Potter but it'

    Don't buy. This was advertised as the next Harry Potter but it's not. I had to force myself to get through it.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Reviewer

    Confusing. Next book is better.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    not HP by any chance

    I purchased this because of the "comparison to HP" but was very disappointed. Dark book and not at all what I expected. I gave it to a friend to read but told her not to expect too much. The main character was likeable but the rest of the book was a great disappointment. They left an opening at the end for a sequel but there is no way I would spend the money to read it.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2011

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