Tunnels (Tunnels Series #1)

Tunnels (Tunnels Series #1)

by Brian Williams, Roderick Gordon

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Overview

The New York Times Bestseller! The story of an outcast boy, his eccentric dad, and the scary underground world they discover through secret TUNNELS.

14-year-old Will Burrows has little in common with his strange, dysfunctional family. In fact, the only bond he shares with his eccentric father is a passion for archaeological excavation. So when Dad mysteriously vanishes, Will is compelled to dig up the truth behind his disappearance. He unearths the unbelievable: a secret subterranean society. "The Colony" has existed unchanged for a century, but it's no benign time capsule of a bygone era—because the Colony is ruled by a cultlike overclass, the Styx. Before long—before he can find his father—Will is their prisoner....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545078818
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Series: Tunnels Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 118,171
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About 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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Tunnels (Tunnels Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 146 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
WyluliWolf More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The story was unique and interesting. The characters are interesting. I highly recommend it and the sequel Deeper. Read it!
Styx249 More than 1 year ago
This wonderful opening to a best selling series may just be the next Harry Potter. This action packed novel by Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon is a novel that has great characters( my favorites are Bartleby and Rebecca), an amazingly detailed plot, and is great for teens. I would probly recommend this book for ages 12-18. You wont be dissapointed with this series opener! P.S. Cant wait for Closer(Book 4)!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever. Really long though so if just looking for a short read dont buy it. But other then that, amazing
mary5567 More than 1 year ago
Well I just finished the book last night. What a crazy story this Will ha. I think the book is fun for ages 8 and up, not hard reading, very descriptive, but kind of boring till you get to page 100 and up. Then your in for a reading ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really awesome but the rest in the series are WAY better. And yeah,the stories are a bit gory but there still great. How can some of you guys say that it sucked! It was awesome! I just finished Spiral. Oh great, now my Mum is yelling at me to get some sleep because 'its really late' or whatever. Bye fellow readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It takes a while for it to get exciting. That is the good part though. It makes you want to know what will happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read Tunnels as a project in school. At first i wasn't happy bcuz of the size. After I read Tunnels i was sooooooo glad we had to read it as an asignment. I STRONGLY recomend this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read Deeper.I just finished Tunnels.Wish I would have came across this series earlier
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tunnels was a great book! So was Deeper the second!,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im reading the hard copy and am hooked i love it soooo much thanks for such a great book roderick gordan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great mystery of finding his father, although a strange book, in a good way!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though I am not in this books reading age range, I find the book a quite interesting and fun read. This book allowed me to use my imagination and the shift of scenes and pace of the book was fantastic. I like how the beginning introduces the characters first and then delves into action/adventure later on. This book had me eagerly reading, turning page by page, to know what would happen next. I would stay up at night just to read this book. Even though there are words that are unknown/not familiar, taking the time to write down the words on a sticky note pad along with pg #'s and then search it up later is really helpful and also, looking up images describing the tunnels. I was able to understand the story a lot better. It was an adventurous and thrilling read. I am looking forward to reading the whole series! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in class it's a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book doesn't exactly start with a bang but it is defenantly worth waiting. It is defenantly on my favorites list.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 11 year old daughter handed me this book the moment she finished it. Now I'm hooked as well! We are in the third of the series and are looking forward to the 4th.Well written with twists, turns and surprises with each page! I've really enjoyed reading this - and subsequent - books!
Tyler Johnson More than 1 year ago
The beggining is boring but its great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this adventerous novel written by Roderick Gordon is an upbeat read for anybody ranging from 5th grade to 9th grade. If you are someone reading this book it could change your life, just like if you read, “Eat, Pray, Love.” Throughout this book the reader will go through many interesting and weird adventures. So, the book starts out like this, Will, the main character, is with his father, Dr. Burrows, and they are having there “Father-Son” time at their new excavation site they found and there digging and setting up all the necessary things that you would need to do what they do. Later on Will finds that he has a problem with his excavation site that he needs to fix the problem he has or his site could be gone forever. Throughout the book the characters keep digging and finding new things along the way. This book, Tunnels, could have many different dystopian themes but the one that stick out the most is equality. These people in the book are forced to live underground and they can't try to go back up to the surface.  The characters in this book have some depth. Will, the main character, is interesting. He loves to dig, just like his father, but when he has his own dig site he wouldn't let anybody help him with it until he found a new friend that he trust and that's very rare. Dr. Burrows on the other hand wants people to help him all the time except for his own personal work. So, I guess you could say that are alike in some ways, but in others they're different. Will's sister is pretty interesting too. She is like the housekeeper around their house. She does all the laundry, the dishes, she makes dinner every night, and makes sure that the house is nice and tidy. Will's mom, Mrs. Burrows is kind of weird. She loves to watch movies and TV shows, especially her soap operas, she loves them and can watch them 24/7.  Like I said before the book "Tunnels" has many different dystopian themes. I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it if  your looking for a fantastic and highly interesting book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book because it was intrasting, and the things in it could actually happen in the future. A fantastic read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! It had an awesome story line and character background! I would recomend it to everyone.luv it :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it was mysterious with lots of action and full of suprises i recomend it to anyone above the age of nine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it recomend it a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tunnels is an absolutely spectacular book! It is a read unlike any other, a story that is incredibly different and stands out from all the other books I've read. I came across Tunnels over a year ago and loved it. Since then I've been trying to get my friends to read it. So far I have gotten three to read the book and they all LOVE the book. We are all completely physiced for the movie to come out. I definitely recommend this book to every one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is for readers who like adventure and mystery. It gets more and more exciting after every flip of a page!!! Tragedy, Agony, Adventure, Excitement, Thrill. Goose bump giving.