Gregor The Overlander (Underland Chronicles)

Gregor The Overlander (Underland Chronicles)

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 8V4.855665
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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.
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Published on November 3, 2016 by SCHOLASTIC CHILDREN'S BOOKS
ISBN-10: 1407172581
ISBN-13: 9781407172583
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  • ethhut
    ethhutTuesday, December 15, 2015 at 5:50 am
    Gregor the overlander by Suzanne Collins is one of the best books I've read in awhile Protagonist: Gregor and boots antagonist: spiders . It starts with Gregor at the “tween” ages, and his 4 year old sister “Boots” playing in the laundry room when they for some strange reason fall through a grate in the corner and end up in this new world with rodents and insects as big as tall humans. Knowing Gregor, he wasn't confused, or even scared for that matter. As curious as curious could be, he searches this new world. And sure enough, it's inhabited with tall oversized humans. Soon after the meetup with these so called “humans.” Their placed on the backs of huge hairy cockroaches and sent to the “Regalia” . Gregor and boots later shake hand with the royal family of this underground city and are handed the prophecy . One conflict is when they unwillingly have to fight off spiders to fulfill the prophecy. The second conflict is when they find out their fate. The turning point I can't mention because it would give away the plot It states that the two overlanders and eight underlanders will venture to find the lost overlander with Luxa- the soon to be queen of the underworld. Will Luxa ripred the rat, a couple of spiders and all while riding bats, find the lost overlander Read Gregor the overlander to find out. I recommend this book because it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
    • demosthenes
      demosthenesSunday, October 25, 2015 at 6:43 pm
      This is a great book! I loved it!
      • kwall
        Mrs. WallFriday, September 25, 2015 at 10:46 am44 stars
        I wasn't sure that I would like a book about huge bugs and rats (I hate spiders!), but I found this book very enjoyable. Gregor is the kind of guy you root for. I even found myself crying over the death of a bug. If you like epic fantasy novels, you will like this book. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
        • gigaandrew
          gigaandrewSunday, September 6, 2015 at 3:28 pm
          This book was stunning. The animal behavior was spot on I loved the characters. The idea of a place like this existing is really cool. I am 15 now and first read it when I was 12. I have read the entire series 3 times since then. It is definitely worth reading.
          • olliebob
            olliebobSaturday, September 5, 2015 at 6:52 am44 stars
            Gregor the Overlander was a good book. Gregor's father disappeared along while back, but Gregor knows he's not dead. One day, Gregor and his sister Boots, accidentally fall through a vent, into a world, Gregor never thought possible. Every bug and rodent there is oversized, and can talk. People can ride bats, and this city, Regalia is VERY dimly lit. Now Gregor must go on a quest to save his dad, Regalia, and hopefully get back home. This is a very good book!
            • lnorton14
              lnorton14Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:25 am
              AMAZING
              • qmunoz14
                qmunoz14Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:58 am55 stars
                Love this Book
                • 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.

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