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This irresistible first novel tells the story of a quiet boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father -- in a strange world beneath New York City.

When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it -- until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on September 1, 2003 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0439435366
ISBN-13: 9780439435369
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  • ca23
    ca23Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:40 am55 stars
    love this series
    • qwertygal
      qwertygalSaturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm55 stars
      SO AWESOME I HAVE READ THE WHOLE SERIES AND ISNT IT WEIRD THAT READ AND READ ARE SPELLED THE SAME??
      • happypug12
        happypug12Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm
        Thanks for the review; I'll try to read this book.
        • analise
          analiseSunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm44 stars
          The series was really cool! Imagine a world where all your everyday creatures are oversized. That is what the UNDERWORLD is like in Gregor's land. He must venture out into the world and save Regalia, which is like Rome but a lot more modern, and dark. Collins wrote a book nothing like the hunger games, and I think all of the Collins fans out there should read it!
          • happypug12
            happypug12Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm
            Thanks for the review; I'll try to read this book.
          • chinagirl24
            chinagirl24Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm
            I like this book
            • tanner55
              tanner55Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm
              I read this book a while back and it was so great, I read the whole series. It is about a boy named Gregor who one day accidentally falls in a hole and discovers the underland. He realizes he is the warrior of the prophecy of gray and goes on a journey to save someone and fufill the prophecy along with his sister Boots(nickname).
              • CherrySid Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:21 am
                Read harry potter 10jk series is grate
                • CherrySid Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:19 am
                  Read the other 4 books they get better and better
                  • cherrysid
                    cherrysidSaturday, June 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm55 stars
                    I loved this book so much! It has a lot of action in it. The action is fast and exciting. There are five books in the series, and I recommend them all.
                    • mlawesome
                      mlawesomeSunday, May 25, 2014 at 7:38 am55 stars
                      I read this book for a school project. I had to think of a way to end my project without spoiling the book. The endings of the chapters got better and better so it was hard to decide. This book was an amazing book and I hope to read the rest of the series!