Downsiders Author:Neal Shusterman 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 cou... more »ld be death. What will happen to them? Will the entire Downsider community be discovered?« less
I think this book has wonderful imagery and beautiful musings about cities, but the story is kind of loose and wanders and sometimes gets lost. There are parts where you completely forget about the story, lost in the lovely descriptions of Talon (SPOILER) seeing the sun for the first time, or the Golden Tunnels, and then suddenly something huge happens and you're confused. Other than that, the first sentence pulled me in like a rip tide. "Cities are never random." Something about that sentence made me want to keep reading.