Parents' Guide to

The Boundless

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.

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There's so much to love about THE BOUNDLESS, it's hard to know where to begin. Probably at the unbelievable setting of a train more than 900 cars long heading across Canada. Even without evil brakemen chasing Will from caboose to first class, it's so exciting the way author Kenneth Oppel stes up the quirky circus cars, the chaos of colonist class, the Wild West-style bawdiness of third class, the busy mail cars, and even an open-air shooting gallery. Each part of the train is a new discovery, leading to the biggest mystery of all: the rail baron's funeral car. What could be in there?

Oh, and all around there are Sasquatch. And talk of a pretty creepy hag in the muskeg -- watch out. And avalanches and flooding on the tracks. So no, readers will not have a moment's peace to truly enjoy the amazing train they're on, but what a ride.

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