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Undertown, Volume 1

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  99 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Ten-year-old Sama is so sad that tears have stained his cheeks--his father has had a heart attack, and doctors give him a month to live. Misery is a heavy load for Sama to carry, and his mind drifts to thoughts of escape. He finds a magical portal to a strange, dark world called Undertown, where Sama searches for a magical object can save his dad
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by TokyoPop
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Ja'Reem Stoudemire
undertown is about a young boy goining on an adventure under his bed after his father has an heart attack. he's about 12 years old and has a teddy bear named eddie. After being told that the sugar stone can save his dad he packs a bookbag and count from ten to one. then he falls into undertown but finds enemies called the insects. he get harrased by them and is in big trouble. Then eddie comes to life and they escape the insects. Then they meet a porcupine, two rabbits, some rats, and a penguine ...more
Jasmine Gonzalez
One day there was a boy name Sama he always cried about everything because he was very sensitive. One day his dad came inside his room and was really angry because he was crieing he said i would give you something to cry about. Thats when his mom came in and told him not that she will fix it later and he didn't do anything. His dad got all mad and got a heart attack. So his mom took him to the hospital and thats when he cried more because he said it was all his fault but then he met a guy in the ...more
Dominic Long
I once had a dream that I was in Halloween Town, yes the one on Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas! There, I was searching for something, I don't remember what exactly, but I never found it. Undertown reminded me of my personal experience of what you can imagine when you're a kid. Sometimes, especially when you're a kid, a dream can feel so real that it is. Like the time when I was eight and I had a dream that I was flying through Collinsville, IL, and the next morning fell into my bed! Th ...more
This is a good story whose biggest flaw is that the main character's age seems undefined and a little misleading. The story has enough violence that it isn't suitable for really young kids, but the main character is just young enough that older kids and teens might not empathize. He seems to be at the oldest an immature tween who still owns a teddy bear, for reasons that become clear during the story.
The story is about a magical place that you can get to, Narnia-style, via the oddest entry point
A not-bad standard storyline.
about the art: maybe I just don't like this teddy bear and "furmen" stuff, but I do appreciate the art itself very much! and the details are amazing!
I enjoyed the artwork, but the storyline was not my cup of tea. Middle school students, especially, will probably enjoy this.
I Liked this book and I really want to read the second one.
Stewart Tame
Not bad. A legacy from the heady days when everyone was debuting a new many a series every five minutes and companies like Tokyopop started turning to home-grown talent. Storyline is fairly standard and the art is pretty good, though confusing at times. Overall, not bad but not different enough to really stand out from the crowd. We'll see if things improve with Volume 2 ...
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I thought this book was really good and for some reason I read it 3 or 4 times in a row! It was pretty addicting and I wanted to get the second one. Unfortunately, I let my friend borrow it and he lost it at school... I would recommend this to a'lot of people because its just that good! Don't want to spoil anything, SO I SAY NO MORE!
In this book there is a boy how acts like a baby.His dad gets mad when he plays whith his metals.Then his dad has a heart his dad went to the hospital and the kid said it was all his fault.Then some voices told him that he had to find the sugar stone to help his dad and save there wold.

Dominic Long
I think it's a cool book, was surprised at the end, how Sama didn't actually get the stone or to leave undertown. I was really pulling for him. Is The Cloud really dead? How was the girl the Cloud? Im still confused!
The story is a bit kid-ish but the art...I was clipping peices of this from the newspaper before buying this book...

Joey P P...

hehehe....I prolly shouldn't have said anything.
May 30, 2009 Jess rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
I really liked this book. The main character was wimpy but there were some really cool characters. Never would have thought what would happen would happen in the end!
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