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Annebonnie, April 9, 2009 (view all comments by Annebonnie)
Seems like somewhat of a watered down/plagarism of Neil Gaimans Neverwhere, only for kids.
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kelly21, March 24, 2009 (view all comments by kelly21)
I'm thirteen and our teacher forced our grade to read this book in class. Yes, it does leave some thought provoking questions but I think at my age i could be reading harder books especially in class. In my opinion, the books characters are a little two-deminsonal and the story uses a lot of clichés like Lindsay's "evil" stepbrother. This book had a chance to be really great but ended up bing a just average read for for the lonely ten year old who dreams of being taken to a secret society below her feet.
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XZilla, November 26, 2007 (view all comments by XZilla)
Downsiders is a clever mixture of fact and fiction that captures enough of the imagination to make you wonder which is which. The author has made it easy to envision the existence of two worlds separated by layers of concrete and steel, but connected by a single strand of adolescent innocence of the only two people in the story with the ability to look beyond the surface to the heart. Those two people are Talon and Lindsey. For me, this novel is every bit as entertaining as it is thought provoking. This novel held my attention from beginning to end. I recommend it to sci-fi fans looking to explore the possibility of new worlds closer to home.
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im_bananas_13, January 21, 2007 (view all comments by im_bananas_13)
The title of this book makes you think like maybe its a book about People that live life in a rather (exuse my language) shitty syle. Like maybe they were brought up wrong and turned to drugs or something.The actual Meaning of the title. Is completely differnt though. Loved this book..Its my favorite book.
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Shusterman, Neal
Simon Pulse
New York
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Social Situations - Friendship
Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty
New York
Situations / Adolescence
Social Issues - Friendship
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Fantasy & Magic
Science fiction
New york (n.y.)
Social Issues - General
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
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"Synopsis" by , In a story of life underneath New York City, a world called Downside, a fully-functioning society exists. Inevitably, the two worlds collide when Tolan meets Lindsay, a Topsider. But a forbidden romance could mean punishment by death to any Downsider who breaks the rules.
"Synopsis" by , Talon lives Downside, that is, underneath New York City. There is a strict code of secrecy among the Downsiders. However, when Talon accidentally meets a young woman named Lindsay, who is a Topsider (from above the ground), the two worlds inevitably collide. They become friends and love blossoms. The punishment for Talon's lack of discretion could be death. What will happen to them? Will the entire Downsider community be discovered?
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