Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander

Book - 2003
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When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780439678131
9780439435369
0439435366
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 22 cm.

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DBRL_KrisA Jan 21, 2017

I read this to get away from the heavier fare I've been reading; it seems like lately I've read a lot of stuff that was hitting me hard emotionally or taxing my brain cells, and I needed a little break. And this book was light enough to give the break, while still having enough action and a strong enough plot to keep my interest.
The "questers" (Gregor's word) in this story reminded me of the Fellowship of the Ring in the Lord of the Rings - the group is made up of representatives from different races (or species), and there is mistrust (and some superiority) between members of the different groups. Collins does a good job of showing the different "personalities" of the different types of animals, while giving each of the separate members of those groups some individuality as well. I hope, in the next few volumes, she gives us a better layout of the geography of the Underland itself. (And yes, I do plan on reading more of this series!)

When he fell down the hole, I thought he was going to die. I liked it when he found his dad. He was so sweet. Review by Tehya Wiersma.

JCLStefanieE Sep 21, 2016

One of the few series that gets better with each book. I adore the audio version for family road trips. This book was written for kids as young as 7 years old by the author of the Hunger Games so you know you are in for a great adventure!

JCLDebbieF Sep 21, 2016

Easily one of my top picks to recommend for reluctant readers.

nicolasafrica May 03, 2016

It was good but 5 was better😇

blue_bird_3915 May 02, 2016

It was good but other books in series are better

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violet_spider_40
Mar 30, 2016

This is one of my all-time favorite series, and the excitement only becomes greater as the story unfolds! The only issue I have is the ending of the series, not what I had in mind. You will absolutely LOVE this book!

Golden_leopard127 Mar 23, 2016

The reason I read this book was because I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!! The Hunger Games. And I know Suzanne Collins wrote this series before The Hunger Games series. I was happily impressed! The plot was so interesting. Like a modern, New York version of "Alice in Wonderland" but trust me, there a no tea parties or Mad Hatters. :)

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yay1005
Feb 11, 2016

what is the story about i havemt red it u no

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Oct 03, 2015

I hated this book. I read it all the way through though. The main character, Gregor, was soooo annoying. 90% of the book I wanted to punch him for being such an idiot!! I was very worried when I started reading the hunger games that it was going to be bad too. No way!!!! #hungergames #gregorstinks
Read this book if you like the companions quartet. (Even that series is better than this book)

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Jun 20, 2017

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AL_BECCA thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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violet_cat_5387
Jun 23, 2016

violet_cat_5387 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

nicolasafrica May 03, 2016

nicolasafrica thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

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Jul 04, 2014

orange_bear_288 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 15

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Jun 16, 2014

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lunchtimesoccer
Feb 17, 2014

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violet_hummingbird_244 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 9

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haihui66
Sep 17, 2013

haihui66 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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kittycat_1
Jun 21, 2015

This is about a person who falls in the underland and meets all sorts of different creatures like talking rats and bats.
He finds out that his dad is stuck down there so he goes with some friends that he has made and rescues his dad.

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somethinghere123
Sep 03, 2011

Gregor and his two-year-old sister, Boots, fell through a... hole (?) and into the secret (kinda) underground world called the Underland (kinda obvious name). They learn of the Prophecy of Gray, and has to go on a quest to save their dad, who disappeared from their apartment two years ago and apparently fell through the same air duct as Gregor and Boots and has been imprisoned by the rats.

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haihui66
Sep 17, 2013

Violence: the author put some bloodshed into the battles

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merlin4ever
Aug 25, 2013

Violence: slight fighting scenes

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Golden_leopard127 Mar 23, 2016

"A bold, brave, powerful warrior that the Underlanders would tell stories about for centuries. He could almost see himself leading a squadron of bats into battle, stunning the rats, saving the Underland from--
'Ge-go, I pee!' announced Boots.
And there he stood, a boy in a goofy hard hat with a beat-up flashlight and a bunch of batteries he hadn't even tested to see if they had juice.
The mighty warrior excused himself and changed a diaper." Chapter 12 Pages 137-138

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