Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander

by Suzanne Collins

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

  • Series: Underland Chronicles
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Rating: 4.01
  • Pages: 326
  • Publish Date: May 1st 2005 by Scholastic
  • Isbn10: 043977134X
  • Isbn13: 9780439771344

What People Think about "Gregor the Overlander"

I've been trying to force the weighter books and it's like an overtight pair of jeans. The YA and younger books are more like comfortable sweatpants, the waistband slightly stretched and the material over the seat taking on a sheen from wear. I need to take in a few sweatpants books before attempting another jeans book. You too can be like this!: Gregor* nodded. Like this kid at school everybody hated because he was always pushing little kids around and then one day they found out his dad had hit him so much, he was in the hospital. With stuff like that, all Gregor could feel was bad.

so this is how superweak my life is: on friday i rushed home from work in the rain to get some homework done. it is less pronounced than in the hunger games, because of the younger audience, but it's an adventure book, life's hard, things die. i will probably read the other books in the series, providing my social life doesn't improve, but i don't feel the same urgency to read them that i do for the teen series. it may be the subject matter/younger audience thing, or the lack of a true "cliffhanger" at the end of the book,but i probably will get to them.

It's restful and reassuring to know there may be trials and tribulations but good will always defeat evil and the deserving will live happily ever after. Brave little Tick who had flown into the face of an army of rats to save his baby sister. Tick--who was after all just a roach. From now on he felt an allegiance to the roaches he knew would never fade." 2) "Well, Boot's courage might only count when she could count, but her ability to love counted all the time." 3) "No one who spends years with the rats can expect to be unchanged....but will his mind and body heal, I believe so." 4) "He was done with the rule now. 2) Horn Book starred (Spring 2004) writes "Collins sends a reluctant Gregor on the classic hero's journey in this fast-paced, immensely satisfying narrative." Both of these reviews would incline me towards the book's purchase. What the reviewers fail to say is now much parents would enjoy sharing this book with their children.

The covers of the Underland Chronicles do them no end of disservice. In comparison to other popular child-soldier (or children-save-the-world) stories, the Underland Chronicles are not comforting in the way Harry Potter and Twilight are, nor are they as morally-outraged and uncomfortable as Ender's Game, but I found them more honest than all of those.

Collins has created a fascinating world with the Underland and the book is full of amazing characters (insects and rodents included!).

Had I not read and loved The Hunger Games, I never would have even considered reading this book. I highly recommend it, particularly if you enjoy YA fantasy or loved The Hunger Games.

This isn't a spoiler particularly because the prophecy says that 4 of the group of 12 will die, but when one of them does I actually had to stop reading. I sat there in stunned silence and mourned the loss of a freaking bug. Some of the other things I loved are: - the world because it's underground and I like the idea of an underground community - the relationship between humans and animals. I really like seeing prophecies unfold in books.

Tabii o zamanlar bu ekilde bir kitap manya deildim ama bu yola girmeme sebep olan kitaplarn ban çekiyor bu yüzden benim için hep özel olarak kalacak.

I, naturally, am a HUGE The Hunger Games fan and basically wanted to read this because SUZANNE COLLINS. BOOTS IS SO CUTE.) She's the most friendly loveable little kid in the world. I read a lot of books and often feel the babies aren't...well...realistic. Call me a hater (actually, um, don't) BUT I HATE BUGS. I FREAKING HATE RATS AND BATS AND BUGS. (Although, um, I know, these books came first, but shhh, don't ruin my cacophonies.) Anyway, this was fantastic and I want to read the rest of the series ASAP!

She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings.