Book View: Gregor the Overlander

Book View: Gregor the OverlanderGregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Series: Underland Chronicles #1
Published by Scholastic Press on May 1st 2005
Pages: 311
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When eleven-year-old Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats—but the fragile peace is about to fall apart.

Gregor wants no part of a conflict between these creepy creatures. He just wants to find his way home. But when he discovers that a strange prophecy foretells a role for him in the Underland's uncertain future, he realizes it might be the only way to solve the biggest mystery of his life. Little does he know his quest will change him and the Underland forever.

Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, Suzanne Collin's debut marked a thrilling new talent, and introduced a character no young reader will ever forget.

Short & Sweet: Another audiobook read that I found incredibly enjoyable. With adventure around every corner, Gregor the Overlander explores a world where humans and large rats are at war. Our hero Gregor has no interest in becoming the hero but must to protect his little sister and find his way back home.

Final Verdict: An epic new series awaits me and I cannot wait to read more!

Kristen

Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?

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