Do you have a boy that loves murder mysteries, danger, adventure, and the idea of being one of the richest people in the world? Well he might just love this month’s book. This month we are excited to share The Boundless. The Boundless is written by Kenneth Oppel and just might be the. Perfect pager turner for a boy looking for adventure, who isn’t afraid to be a little frightened and placed on the edge of his seat.
It all begins with a young boy, Will, and his Dad. While away on a trip Will’s Dad witnesses an accident involving the railroad Baron. In a rush he saves the Baron from certain death. The Baron takes his new friend and his son in. When the a Baron passes away later he leaves his entire railroad company and his fortune to Will’s Dad. The Boundless is the longest train car procession ever. It is beginning its maiden trip around the world from sea to sea. Will is excited, but he has a lot on his mind. He has decided to go to Art School after he graduates, but his Dad is expecting him to become a business man and work for the railroad. When he tells his Dad they have a terrible fight. In his anger he storms off and witnesses a horrible crime… Murder. Someone is attempting to break in to the funeral car, which currently houses the coffin of the deceased Baron, which is rumored to carry fortunes and gold untold. Will witnesses the thieves attempting to steal the keys, and they are prepared to kill to get their treasure. Soon Will is on the adventure of a lifetime trying to escape the crazy thieves, some strange circus folk, and the evil brakeman on the train.
Your boys will be on the ride of their lives with The Boundless. The story is filled with themes of courage, independence, and fairness. It is sure to impress and impart a little wisdom along the way.