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* ThreeAmigos - Archie and his two friends, who he is usually with. Amanda and her two friends, who are usually with her.

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* ThreeAmigos - ThreeAmigos: Archie and his two friends, who he is usually with. Amanda and her two friends, who are usually with her.
* WritersCannotDoMath: The book throws out lots of numbers, measuring the number of minutes that an action was performed, the exact size of something, etc. However, the numbers don't add up. Characters have celebrations that last minutes or even hours, characters stand around and watch people for minutes instead of seconds, and objects are sized very oddly.


* TheBully: There are two who play a role during the first third of the story.

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* TheBully: There are two who play a role during the first third of the story. One of them has a bizarre obsession with pirates.

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* ShownTheirWork: The author has a great deal of knowledge involving tunnel construction, and it shows.

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* ShownTheirWork: The author has a great deal of knowledge involving tunnel construction, and it shows. The tunnel and its design are described in great detail.

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* ShownTheirWork: The author has a great deal of knowledge involving tunnel construction, and it shows.


* BangingForHelp: Amanda is BoundAndGagged in a crate and banging and "mmmphhing" to get attention. Archie is terrified of the banging, muffling crate for several pages, until he finally realizes "these might be human moans".
* BoundAndGagged: Happens to Amanda inside a crate. It takes Archie an unusually long amount of time to realize what's happened.

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* BangingForHelp: Amanda is BoundAndGagged in a crate and banging and "mmmphhing" to get attention. attention, which scares Archie is terrified of the banging, muffling crate for several pages, until he finally realizes "these might be human moans".
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* BoundAndGagged: Happens to Amanda inside a crate. It takes Archie an unusually long amount of time to realize what's happened.

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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/archiereynolds-tvt_7403.jpg]]

Story of a 12-year-old boy and the adventures he has in his neighborhood, dealing with situations like bullies, girls, and smugglers. Essentially SliceOfLife meets adventure in a suburban setting.

There's basically two elements to the book. The SliceOfLife elements are episodic, and woven inbetween the adventure elements, which follow the protagonists as they investigate a mysterious tunnel and a series of clues, resulting in them getting into trouble with smugglers.
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!!This book contains examples of:
* BangingForHelp: Amanda is BoundAndGagged in a crate and banging and "mmmphhing" to get attention. Archie is terrified of the banging, muffling crate for several pages, until he finally realizes "these might be human moans".
* BoundAndGagged: Happens to Amanda inside a crate. It takes Archie an unusually long amount of time to realize what's happened.
* TheBully: There are two who play a role during the first third of the story.
* FreeRangeChildren: The main characters explore the town, an underground passage, and even ride an inflatable raft across a river.
* GirlsHaveCooties: Archie and his two male friends have a very negative view of girls, and don't want them to play tackleball (a variation of football) with them.
* GoshDarnItToHeck: The dialog contains exclamations such as "darn!", "good grief!", "darn near!" and "nothing doing!". The time period of the story isn't stated.
* InevitableWaterfall: When riding an inflatable raft through a river, one of these shows up.
* InformedAttractiveness: The narration refers to three neighbor girls as "three attractive girls" when introduced.
* KidDetective: The heroes become that (in the classic "clue solving" sense) when trying to figure out the secret of the tunnel.
* LinkedListClueMethodology: Each clue the kids find leads to them searching for the next.
* SecretUndergroundPassage: There is one used by smugglers, that the heroes stumble across while exploring the neighborhood.
* SliceOfLife: The main theme of the story, crossed with some suburban adventure.
* ThreeAmigos - Archie and his two friends, who he is usually with. Amanda and her two friends, who are usually with her.
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/archiereynolds-tvt_7403.jpg]]

Story of a 12-year-old boy and the adventures he has in his neighborhood, dealing with situations like bullies, girls, and smugglers. Essentially SliceOfLife meets adventure in a suburban setting.

There's basically two elements to the book. The SliceOfLife elements are episodic, and woven inbetween the adventure elements, which follow the protagonists as they investigate a mysterious tunnel and a series of clues, resulting in them getting into trouble with smugglers.

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!!This book contains examples of:
* BangingForHelp: Amanda is BoundAndGagged in a crate and banging and "mmmphhing" to get attention. Archie is terrified of the banging, muffling crate for several pages, until he finally realizes "these might be human moans".
* BoundAndGagged: Happens to Amanda inside a crate. It takes Archie an unusually long amount of time to realize what's happened.
* TheBully: There are two who play a role during the first third of the story.
* FreeRangeChildren: The main characters explore the town, an underground passage, and even ride an inflatable raft across a river.
* GirlsHaveCooties: Archie and his two male friends have a very negative view of girls, and don't want them to play tackleball (a variation of football) with them.
* GoshDarnItToHeck: The dialog contains exclamations such as "darn!", "good grief!", "darn near!" and "nothing doing!". The time period of the story isn't stated.
* InevitableWaterfall: When riding an inflatable raft through a river, one of these shows up.
* InformedAttractiveness: The narration refers to three neighbor girls as "three attractive girls" when introduced.
* KidDetective: The heroes become that (in the classic "clue solving" sense) when trying to figure out the secret of the tunnel.
* LinkedListClueMethodology: Each clue the kids find leads to them searching for the next.
* SecretUndergroundPassage: There is one used by smugglers, that the heroes stumble across while exploring the neighborhood.
* SliceOfLife: The main theme of the story, crossed with some suburban adventure.
* ThreeAmigos - Archie and his two friends, who he is usually with. Amanda and her two friends, who are usually with her.
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* KidDetectiv: The heroes become that (in the classic "clue solving" sense) when trying to figure out the secret of the tunnel.

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* KidDetectiv: KidDetective: The heroes become that (in the classic "clue solving" sense) when trying to figure out the secret of the tunnel.


* BoundAndGagged: Happens to Amanda. Archie takes several pages of being afraid of the mysterious "ummm! Ummm! Ummm!" noise and violent shaking of the crate to finally decide to open it, and is genuinely surprised to see Amanda, who he knows was kidnapped earlier that day.

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* BoundAndGagged: Happens to Amanda. Amanda inside a crate. It takes Archie takes several pages an unusually long amount of being afraid of the mysterious "ummm! Ummm! Ummm!" noise and violent shaking of the crate time to finally decide to open it, and is genuinely surprised to see Amanda, who he knows was kidnapped earlier that day.realize what's happened.



* KidDetective - The heroes become that when trying to figure out the secret of the tunnel.

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* KidDetective - KidDetectiv: The heroes become that (in the classic "clue solving" sense) when trying to figure out the secret of the tunnel.



* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry - Mostly when Archie has a certain emotion, he at least expresses it through his actions. But every time he feels a certain way, we need to be told about it. Actions are never enough to show how Archie feels.



* TooDumbToLive - Archie and his friends overhear what are obviously a group of criminals talking about "hiding loot" and threatening to break the legs of the "fencer" if he "doesn't pay". For the past few days, robbers in town had been all over the news. The kids' conclusion? That these are just nosy neighbors, and not worth worrying about.


* WhatAnIdiot - The very same day Archie and his friends learn that a kidnapping has taken place and the thieves that were all over the news are responsible, they totally forget. Archie is surprised when the muffled cries for help inside a crate come from the girl who was kidnapped earlier that day, despite knowing full well that she had been kidnapped. His friend Hank is surprised that the men who ran by him were the bad guys. Do these kids have no memory? Or just no brains?

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* WhatAnIdiot - The very same day Archie and his friends learn that a kidnapping has taken place and the thieves that were all over the news are responsible, they totally forget. Archie is surprised when the muffled cries for help inside a crate come from the girl who was kidnapped earlier that day, despite knowing full well that she had been kidnapped. His friend Hank is surprised that the men who ran by him were the bad guys. Do these kids have no memory? Or just no brains?


* WhatAnIdiot - The very same day Archie and his friends learn that a kidnapping has taken place and the thieves that were all over the news are responsible, they totally forget. Archie is surprised when the muffled cries for help inside a crate come from the girl who was kidnapped earlier that day, despite knowing full well that she had been kidnapped. His friend Hank is surprised that the men who ran by him were the bad guys. Do these kids have no memory? Or just no brains?


* BoundAndGagged: Happens to Amanda.

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* BoundAndGagged: Happens to Amanda. Archie takes several pages of being afraid of the mysterious "ummm! Ummm! Ummm!" noise and violent shaking of the crate to finally decide to open it, and is genuinely surprised to see Amanda, who he knows was kidnapped earlier that day.


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* KidDetective - The heroes become that when trying to figure out the secret of the tunnel.


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* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry - Mostly when Archie has a certain emotion, he at least expresses it through his actions. But every time he feels a certain way, we need to be told about it. Actions are never enough to show how Archie feels.


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* TooDumbToLive - Archie and his friends overhear what are obviously a group of criminals talking about "hiding loot" and threatening to break the legs of the "fencer" if he "doesn't pay". For the past few days, robbers in town had been all over the news. The kids' conclusion? That these are just nosy neighbors, and not worth worrying about.
* WhatAnIdiot - The very same day Archie and his friends learn that a kidnapping has taken place and the thieves that were all over the news are responsible, they totally forget. Archie is surprised when the muffled cries for help inside a crate come from the girl who was kidnapped earlier that day, despite knowing full well that she had been kidnapped. His friend Hank is surprised that the men who ran by him were the bad guys. Do these kids have no memory? Or just no brains?

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* InevitableWaterfall: When riding an inflatable raft through a river, one of these shows up.


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* LinkedListClueMethodology: Each clue the kids find leads to them searching for the next.

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