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What is the book Downsiders about?

What is the book Downsiders about?

Plot summary. The Downsiders are a secret community of an unknown population (either native-born or “fallers” from the topside) dwelling underneath New York City. They are a proud, noble community who get by on giving new life to things and people thrown away by the Topsiders (the surface people).

Where does the book Downsiders take place?

New York City
Grade 8 Up-The Downsiders live in a subterranean world far beneath New York City. Taboos forbid them from going Topside, but the two worlds collide when Talon, a Downside teen, ventures up looking for medicine for his critically ill sister.

What is the theme of the Downsiders?

Theme: Trust others and don’t be afraid to explore.

How old is Talon in Downsiders?

About The Book But fourteen-year-old Talon is curious about what goes on above ground, and one day he ventures out in search of medicine for his ailing sister.

What genre is Downsiders?

Science fiction

Is there a sequel to Downsiders?

Downside Up (Downsiders, #2) by Neal Shusterman.

Are there any stories about people living underground?

Tunnels, including storm drains, are used by homeless people as shelter in large cities. Underground living has been a feature of fiction, such as the hobbit holes of the Shire as described in the stories of J. R. R. Tolkien and The Underground City by Jules Verne. Some films are almost entirely set underground, such as THX 1138.

Are there any disadvantages to living in an underground dwelling?

One appeal is the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of underground dwellings. However, underground living does have certain disadvantages, such as the potential for flooding, which in some cases may require special pumping systems to be installed.

Who was the one who built the downside?

Lindsay went to found the Champ and she wanted to talk about the downside with him, she told him Alfred Ely Beach was the one who built the Downside. She thought Downside desrved everthing the Topside had to offerd. Chapter 15—- Who died and left you most-beloved?

Are there any underground structures in the world?

Often, underground living structures are not entirely underground; typically, they can be exposed on one side when built into a hill.