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Freefall (Tunnels Series #3)
     

Freefall (Tunnels Series #3)

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by Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
 

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Taking it down a whole 'nother level, Will and Chester journey to the deadly center of the earth in FREEFALL. By the authors of the NYT Bestseller TUNNELS--soon to be a major motion picture! DEEPER ended with Will and Chester head over heels in FREEFALL-- tumbling through the subterranean Pore with the evil Rebecca twins in hot pursuit, toting phials of the toxic

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Taking it down a whole 'nother level, Will and Chester journey to the deadly center of the earth in FREEFALL. By the authors of the NYT Bestseller TUNNELS--soon to be a major motion picture! DEEPER ended with Will and Chester head over heels in FREEFALL-- tumbling through the subterranean Pore with the evil Rebecca twins in hot pursuit, toting phials of the toxic Dominion virus. When, where, will they ever land? Just when the drop seems infinite, the boys hit bottom, and find themselves in a realm of near-zero gravity atop a giant spongy fungus stuffed with flesh-eating spiders. But the true threat lies closer; dangerously close to Will's heart. And above ground, black-clad Styx are sprouting like poison mushrooms, dead-set on spreading their plague!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanna Sciarrotta
In Book 3 of the bestselling "Tunnels" series, Will and his friends find themselves pushed into the Pore as they desperately look for a way back Topsoil. The only problem, however, is that only one person has ever accomplished it before. Will, Chester, and an unconscious Elliot must battle the native creatures of the Pore, including giant spiders, and deal with the ever-present Rebecca twins and the tunnels themselves. With each turn seeming more desolate than the one before and Elliot's health declining daily, the boys are feeling hopeless when they stumble upon Martha, a mysterious old lady who dwells in the pore and is a series newcomer. The intricate adventure continues, and characters from previous books continue to pop up when the reader least expects them in this popular phenomena created by Gordon and Williams. Readers will again find themselves caught up in the never-ending adventure that has become Will's life. His optimism, no matter what is thrown at him, propels his story forward and will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Readers just stumbling upon this book should definitely start at the beginning, as the adventure is too far along to enter into in this third installment. Fans should look out for the upcoming movie version of Tunnels, although it will be difficult to capture the intricate details of the story itself. Reviewer: Jeanna Sciarrotta
School Library Journal
Gr 5–9—At long last, the third installment in the subterranean "Tunnels" epic reunites Will, his errant father, and his resilient mother—briefly. Then, as she stays on the surface to battle, and then become a captive of the sinister order of Styx, the two squabbling explorers and various companions embark on a long fall to a fabled land at Earth's center that is lit by an inner sun and anchored by centrifugal force rather than gravity. No, science is not the strong suit here—nor is credibility, as Earth's innards are apparently riddled with tunnels and littered with conveniently placed, mysteriously abandoned military equipment—but the overall tale nonetheless gains momentum as it goes, propelled not only by chases, attacks, explosions, cunning deceptions, and acts of heroism and stupid bravado, but also by run-ins with the vicious Styx (a secret society poised to rid Earth of its environmentally destructive "Topsoilers" with a plague) and several types of deadly, eldritch creatures unique to the planetary depths. The occasional drawings of faces or objects add nothing significant, but that's a minor bobble in a fantasy that has yet to show signs of flagging despite its high page count.—John Peters, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545381284
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Series:
Tunnels Series , #3
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
326,785
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


RODERICK GORDON and BRIAN WILLIAMS are coauthors of the international bestsellers TUNNELS, DEEPER, FREEFALL, and CLOSER. Williams divides his time between London and his native Liverpool; Gordon lives with his wife and children in Norfolk, England.

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Freefall 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Martha is nuts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second best book in the series: 1. Spiral 2. Freefall 3. Closer 4. Tunnels 5. Deeper (By ranking of awesomenes)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realy good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far this book gas been the best of the tunnel series and if they wanted to end it here. Read this book if you read the rest
kym thurman More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed all three books. EXCELLENT plot, character development and enough twists and turns to keep me guessing til the end. Big sigh when I was finished. I am ready for more!
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Great
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book because it keeps you on the edge of your chair, waiting to see what is going to happen next. I finished it in no itme at all and am waiting for the next book, Spiral, to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The many different characters make it a little confusing at times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good quality.
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uswe to help instruct students and my own child
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This book is very action packed. I pre-read fo rmy 10 year old and it may be a bit difficult for children 10-12 to handle loss of parents and violent action. But the story is well written and the books are hard ot put down.
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