Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander

Book - 2018
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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 : Scholastic Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780439678131
Branch Call Number: J COLLINS
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 20 cm


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Aug 27, 2020

Should I read this book? I read Suzanne Collins hunger game series and it is really good, but im not sure about the rats in this one.

Apr 03, 2020

I read this series in Elementary School and Jr. High and I loved it! I strongly recommend it to every middle grade reader. It has lovable characters who you'll cry over, an exciting plot, and it just makes you want to keep reading. The only issue I had were the giant cockroaches, but that's only because I hate bugs. I still strongly recommend it, though!

Mar 11, 2020

One of my favorite series as a kid! Definitely underrated.

Aug 26, 2019

To all those who are hesitating on reading this series, please read it. This is such an underrated series, like,man, the character development, the writing, the world that Suzanne Collins creates is just awesome! I feel like so few people have read it and it makes me wonder since I think it's in the league of those famous books like Percy Jackson or Harry Potter etc. (I think this series is better, no offence). This is the one of the first books I've ever read and this series made me realize how beautiful the world of books are (since I'm just the type of person that gets a Geronimo Stilton book whenever my mom asks me to borrow something and I'm always thinking how books without pictures are boring and such but this series changed this point of view). So yeah, please read the series, the first three books prepares you for the 4th and 5th books so don't skip any.

JCLBeckyC Jul 23, 2019

Not for me, but I'm not the best judge for this type of book. I have a severe rodent phobia, so as soon as the 6ft tall hungry rats began attacking the protagonist and his sister I had to nope out! If you like adventure stories and you're not afraid of rats, this book might be for you.

Feb 22, 2019

Aimed at the teen reader I read the book to try to see what came before the Hunger Games. The author will likely improve as she moves the series along and for a first try in a rather dark underworld theme she keeps the book in balance but seems to feel a happy ending is necessary. Be sure to keep the Roaches as friends as they will outlive us all.

Sep 04, 2018

~Gregor The Overlander~

Gregor the overland was a very good book because it had a lot of humour and some of it was very exciting and really cool action in the book.



Aug 13, 2018

This book is amazing!!!

JCLSamanthaC Apr 20, 2018

Being sucked down into the earth and making friends with giant roaches and bats while fighting giant rats and rescuing your long lost father all the while taking care of your baby sister what's not to love?

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!)

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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.

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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Sep 17, 2013

Violence: the author put some bloodshed into the battles

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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