The Boundless

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Kenneth Oppel, The Boundless

David Fickling Books. ISBN: 9781910200100

After a murder is committed, Will finds himself in possession of a key that has the potential to unlock the train's hidden treasures. Together with Maren, a gifted escape artist, and Mr Dorian, a circus ringmaster with amazing abilities, Will must save the Boundless before someone else winds up dead. With villains fast on his heels and strange creatures lurking outside the windows, the train hurtles across the country as Will flees for his life. His adventure may have begun without his knowing... but how it ends is now entirely up to Will.


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This was an amazing book. Full of adventure, tense moments and a setting. The Boundless and its many compartments all full of strange things like Sasquastches and strange circus folk.
Great ending with a truly immaculate plot


Derren, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  10 out of 10


The Boundless is a book filled with mysteries that becomes more and more interesting with every passing minute. With Will trying to solve the mystery before someone dies and Maren being an interesting character herself, the story just pulls you in like a magnet! Throughout Oppel's story, I really enjoyed how he introduces all the characters and their meetings - particularly the one with Will and Maren when Maren "took" Will's sasquatch tooth as a sign that she wants to see Will again after meeting him.


Gaby, St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena  10 out of 10


The Boundless was a really good book! I really enjoyed this book. I loved where he was rich then he experienced what everyone else lived like and how they experienced their time on the Boundless and I also enjoyed the way Brogan and his accomplices were helping Brogan to catch Will. Once I picked up the book I just couldn't put it down!


Jack, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  10 out of 10


The boundless was an amazing book! It was filled with excitement,anticipation and mystery throughout.My favourite characters were Maren,Will,Mr Dorain and Mr Beauprey. Maren is a brave,gifted escape artist. Will is the main character who stumbled across the key to the boundless's treasures.Mr Dorain is the sneaky circus ringmaster.Finally Mr Beauprey, he's not a main character but at the end of the book the giant man proves himself as extremely brave.The boundless wasn't the sort of book I would usually read but I would recommend it to anyone it truly is an amazing book! I couldn't put it down!


Sophie-Leigh, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  10 out of 10


Wow! The Boundless is a fantastic book with lots of action and adventure. Once I opened the book I was drawn in to the world of William and Maren; a world which I didn't want to leave! I recommend this book to everyone as it is quite an easy read.


Sophie, Sullivan Upper School  10 out of 10


The boundless is a brilliant book. The plot is quite a unique one but i cant figure out what period it's in. At first i found it hard to get used to the fact that it was in 3rd person as it was mostly based on Wills point of view. The mix of awkward Romanticism, thrilling adventure and suspense kept me going till the end i i actually was quite upset when I finished the book.

Anyway I would recommend this book to children of all ages who love reading.

It's another 10 stars from me!!!!!!


Tomas, Portora Royal School  10 out of 10


I like this book because it has a bit of everything it has mystery, romance and anything you can think of. I enjoyed it so much that I could not put the book down! If I were to recommend this book to anyone I would recommend it to the everyone


Irene, Assumption Grammar School  9 out of 10


I loved this book, it was very hard to pick up the story line, but when I got in to it, I could hardly put it down. I hope there will be a sequel. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone!


Jill, Sullivan Upper School  10 out of 10


I didn't like this book at the start, but as it went on it pulled me in and it started to get more interesting. I liked the way Maren took Williams sasquatch tooth. They met like that. As the book went on further it got more intriuging. My favourite charachters were William and Maren. I didn't like Brogan and his gang. They were not very knowledgeable and thought they knew everything.


Szabina, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  9 out of 10


I think there should be a series with Maren and William going on lots of other adventures.


Nishtha, Strathearn School  10 out of 10


I loved this book because it was very adventurous. I would really reccomend that you read this book, but it did take me a little while to get into it because it was a little bit borning at the beginning. When you get 4 chapters in it is very good. My favourite characters were Maren because she was such a risk taker and I also like Mr Dorain because he was very sneaky and cunning. I hated the character Mr. Brogan. My favourite part was when Mr Dorian, Maren and William went to steal the painting out of the funeral car and then when they are about to take it, they meet their biggest enemy, Mr Brogan who is afer the golden spike in the funeral car and then they both get their own way and then they both get what they wanted


Kara , Sacred Heart College, Omagh  10 out of 10


I did not enjoy reading "The Boundless" because I found it very challenging to get into as the beginning was quite boring. Very disappointing because it looked like a really adventurous book.


Andrea, St Patrick's High School, Keady  5 out of 10


The Boundless was a good book. At the start it was quite boring, but after Will witnesses the murder it got really exciting throughout the whole book. I really enjoyed this would recommened everyone to read it. However near the end there was a lot of death.


Sunny, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  9 out of 10


The Boundless was an exellent book. At the beginning I wasn't really sure what was happening, but it turned out to be an adventerous book. I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it.


Ailish, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  10 out of 10


I really liked the Boundless as it was a good book. My favourite character was Will Everett as he was the main charcter and was very interesting. My favourite part was at the end of the book when Goliath, a sasquatch, ripped someones head from their shoulders.
This was a good book and i would recommend to all ages and will get my vote.


Jonathon, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  10 out of 10


The Boundless was a very good book. I didn't enjoy it as much as the other books but it still managed to keep me reading on and on. Some of the grammar seemed a little off and the mash of adventure, unhappening romance and rare horror didn't really work for me but I still really liked this book. I found myself emphasising with it in a lot of cases and that kept me reading a lot. Overall this is a good book that I would recommend.


Luca, Portora Royal School  7 out of 10


At first I didn't really get what was happening but as I kept on getting deeper and deeper into the story I felt like I was standing right beside William the whole time. I loved the way that William has to make hard decisions and you don't know how its going to end or what is going to happen next I definitely rate this book 10 out of 10. I honestly couldn't stop reading this book. It has my vote for sure!


Sarah, Sullivan Upper School  10 out of 10


The Boundless is absolutely brilliant! It has an amazing plot and is filled with mysterious characters and fantastic creatures bound to scare you out of your skin. I would love to read more books by Kenneth Oppel because he seems to be a marvellous author. I would definitely reccomend this book to anyone who is into adventure!


Conor, Down High School  10 out of 10


I thought 'The Boundless' was brilliant. It was excellently written, with a brilliant mix of adventure, mystery, crime, and just a little fantasy. Kenneth Oppel is an amazing author, and knows how to make book grab you with hooked talons. I really enjoyed reading it, and so far, it has my vote!


Holly , Belfast Royal Academy  10 out of 10


This book is absolutely amazing! I found that there was great detail! Never have I read a book that has the fine details like this! It was a treat to read and if anyone else is reading this comment please give it a try you probably will like it! AMAZING!!!


Nathaniel, Portora Royal School  10 out of 10


This is an amazing story with all sorts of twists and turns you could never imagine. LOVE IT


Nishtha, Strathearn School  10 out of 10