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Paperback Gregor - The Overlander Book

ISBN: 0439678137

ISBN13: 9780439678131

Gregor - The Overlander

(Part of the Underland Chronicles (#1) Series and Seria Cronici din subpamant, partea I Series)

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Gregor the Overlander joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content 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...

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Amazing

I first read this book in 6th grade, and 5 years later I love to reread it. 10/10 would recommend. It has an interesting story, is emotionally compelling, and keeps you wondering what’s going to happen next. If you’re thinking about reading it, do it.

This book is awsome

My teacher gave me this book and said that he thought it was good, now that i have read it i am hooked to the series. I think that it is a really good book if you like really fiction books i think this is great

Gregor the Overlander

Joel 11/17/05 Recently, I read Gregor the Overlander, a marvelous book by Suzanne Collins. It is a reasonably long book, 308 pages (on the copy I read), and each page of it is equally exciting. I highly recommend reading this book. In this book, a young New York City boy, Gregor, lives an average life. He has been forced take some of the tasks of the family, because he is the oldest child and his father has mysteriously disappeared. One day, doing laundry, Gregor discovers a vent in his apartment. As he crawls behind a washing machine to nab his baby sister, nicknamed Boots, he is sucked through this mysterious vent. He falls and falls, and eventually lands in a dark area. As he looks about, he is surrounded by nothing other than...giant cockroaches! Brought to a city by these beasts, he soon learns he is in what is called the Underland. From giant cockroaches, to a pair of snobbish royalty, you will meet the citizens of and explore the lands of the Underland, and unfold their secrets. Only wanting to get home, he gets caught in a war of the races. What else lives in the Underland, and are they friends or foes? Who will win this? Will he ever get home? Mostly, though, what part will he play in this struggle? As you read on you will learn of his adventures, and the meaning of the mysterious Prophecy of Gray. It is almost impossible to decide a favorite part out of this book, for all were wonderful. It is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, really. Even though, I have to admit I was the most excited when Gregor met up with Ripred, the giant, lethal rat. Just the descriptions of him are enough so raise your hairs. What are his motives? The main question is, can he be trusted, especially after his displays of strength?" ...A pair of rats sprang from around the bend. In an impossible move, Ripred tore out one's throat with his teeth and blinded the other with his back feet..." When I was given this book, I was currently in the middle of my favorite book, The Fellowship of the Ring. I reluctantly put it down for Gregor the Overlander, but I soon found that I had made the right decision. This book was marvelous! It actually reminds me of the book The City of Ember, for they both take place mainly underground, with a main character trying to solve a puzzle, with many adventures throughout, to save the city from a sure doom. This book is amazingly descriptive, so much so that you feel like you actually take the place of one of the characters. As you explore the secrets of the Underland and the human city of Regalia, the book becomes more luring and suspenseful. Around each turn of his journey, new problems arise and old ones grow more intense. Wondering how the book will turn out, the pages fly by, as well as the time. This book is truly breathtaking and I definitely would read this again. You as well should read it...experience its wonders...solve the Prophecy of Gray. Go Cockroaches!!!!!!!!!

Underland Prophecies

Hey all you young readers, you're in for a treat The adventures of Gregor are really quite neat Sucked into the sewers, and then far beneath Away from the sun where big rats have large teeth To fulfill the carvings The Prophecy of Gray Gregor and his sister have key roles to play An overland warrior in search of his dad There isn't much doubt that the future looks bad The roaches are friends; he can ride on a bat But the spiders attack at the drop of a hat The rats are the worst, always ready to fight But one old wise rodent can help with their plight A dozen begin, but not all live to tell This enchanting tale with a sewer-y smell I'm telling you now, and I'll tell you again Buy this one now, then The Prophecy of Bane. Amanda Richards, August 24, 2005

Do not miss this book!

This is a terrific fantasy novel that will appeal to guys and girls. Giant cockroaches, bats to ride, and a prophecy to fulfill make this a very fun read. I loved Gregor's love and concern for his little sister. This book is going to have wide appeal to fantasy readers. I am a school librarian and have watched what kids read for many years. I cannot wait to introduce this book to them. Redwall fans will enjoy this series-to-be.

Wow.

Amazing. Rats and other wonderfully creepy creatures fill the story's dark underworld , but what makes this book so wonderful is how human it is. Gregor and Boots are such brilliantly written characters that when they take you into a strange new world you really feel that you are there. Wow.
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