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Gregor the Overlander
Suzanne Collins
Children's Fiction COLLINS

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Sarah said:
Gregor the Overlander is the first book in the Underland Chronicles series. In this book, Gregor and his little sister Boots fall through a grate in their laundry room. They end up in the Underland, a place where there are giant rats, cockroaches,mice, bats, and spiders. When Gregor finds out that his father is in the rats' prison, he goes to find him and also takes part in a strange prophecy that will change the Underland forever.
posted May 21, 2013 at 7:58PM
Sarah said:
Gregor the Overlander is the first book in the Underland Chronicles series. In this book, Gregor and his little sister Boots fall through a grate in their laundry room. They end up in the Underland, a place where there are giant rats, cockroaches,mice, bats, and spiders. When Gregor finds out that his father is in the rats' prison, he goes to find him and also takes part in a strange prophecy that will change the Underland forever.
posted May 21, 2013 at 7:58PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Gregor’s mother works hard to make ends meet. His father vanished three years ago, and Gregor is responsible for babysitting his little sister. It’s a pretty dreary life for an eleven-year-old kid. But then baby sister Boots disappears down a vent in the laundry room one afternoon and Gregor dives in after her. They fall into the Underland, a fantastic world deep underground that’s populated by pale-skinned humans and giant talking animals. The subterranean dwellers suspect that Gregor is the subject of a prophecy that promises an “Overlander” warrior will lead them to victory against an army of rat invaders. Gregor has no desire to embrace his destiny—until he learns about another Overlander held captive by the rats. Gregor thinks of his father and accepts the adventure that lies ahead. He’s accompanied by quite the motley crew—Underland royalty, flying bats, a creepy rat, a big old spider, and a couple of giant cockroaches who take quite a fancy to precocious little Boots. Gregor’s reluctance to stay in the Underland does not extend to readers, who will be thrilled with the amount of detail that author Suzanne Collins lavishes on the world she imagines below ours—a wealth of magical creatures living a mythology of their own in a fantastic series of adventures.
posted Nov 23, 2010 at 7:49PM
Avatar for ismile2peace ismile2peace said:
ADDICTING. I CRIED WHEN I READ THE FIFTH ONE, CUZ THERE WAS NO MORE TO READ. It's about gregor, a dude that lives in NY, and his little sister, Boots. Boots falls into a hole behind the dryer and then Gregor goes in after her. Then they meet a giant cockroach. Now read this book, cuz seriosly, I don't kill bugs anymore.
posted Sep 11, 2010 at 10:55PM
Avatar for Scathach Scathach said:
There are five books in the series, and it is a pretty good book. Through the entire book he is trying to save his father, though does many other things in later books. Most of the book is set underground, in an underground city. So Gregor is called an "overlander."
posted May 23, 2010 at 7:55AM
53pontiac said:
Underland Chronicles Book 1
posted May 20, 2010 at 1:46PM
izzyJ said:
LOVE THE SERIES
posted Jan 13, 2010 at 7:22PM
Avatar for apickle apickle said:
5 books in series.
posted Dec 15, 2009 at 8:13PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Gregor is a kid with all the responsibilities of an adult and few of the perks. He has little to look forward to except a summer babysitting his little sister and his senile grandmother while his mother works all day to make ends meet. But when his precocious baby sister, Boots, slips down a vent in the laundry room, Gregor dives down after her and finds himself in a magical world deep beneath the streets of the city. This sunless land is populated by pale humans with bright eyes and oversized talking animals—spiders, bats, cockroaches, and the bad guys of the underworld realm, rats. Gregor just wants to go home, but a prophecy that an “Overlander” will save the day and rumors that his father, who disappeared years ago, might be held captive by the rats keeps Gregor underground. He sets out to find his father with a group of Underland royalty and their majestic bats, two cockroaches who dote on little Boots, and a sly warrior rat who is leading the way—or betraying Gregor’s group to the other cruel rats who hunt them. Gregor is a reluctant hero, but his determined sense of right and wrong gives him an edge that few others have. Gregor the Overlander is an atmospheric, compelling fantasy that matures as the story evolves and Gregor faces more challenges. This is the first of Suzanne Collins’ Underland Chronicles, a series of adventures with Gregor and his otherworldly friends.
posted Jun 9, 2009 at 9:39AM
lily said:
it is the best book i have evor reed if you like action romance( a kid one ) supence and if you like to laugh reed this book!!!!!
posted May 5, 2009 at 1:42PM
lily said:
it is the best book i have evor reed if you like action romance( a kid one ) supence and if you like to laugh reed this book!!!!!
posted May 5, 2009 at 1:42PM
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posted Feb 18, 2009 at 6:03PM
i love temp said:
hi my name is joe i have read the first two books and on the thrid my said she heard on the radio that there making a movie!!!!!
posted Dec 22, 2008 at 10:49PM
Alex R. said:
THis is the best book i have ever read, i started a book club for it
posted Mar 1, 2008 at 9:48AM
Bailey said:
This book is about a 11 year old boy named gregor and his 2 year sister, boots. He falls into another world, the underworld. This book is full of adventure. You will want to read it.
posted Feb 7, 2008 at 6:19PM
Bailey said:
This book is about a 11 year old boy named gregor and his 2 year sister, boots. He falls into another world, the underworld. This book is full of adventure. You will want to read it.
posted Feb 7, 2008 at 6:19PM
Vida said:
If you liked Pendragon you'll like this.
posted Aug 12, 2007 at 12:03PM
*Melissa* said:
A great book for science fiction/ adventure lovers.
posted Jul 14, 2007 at 7:38AM
Maria said:
Gregor the Overlander is an amazing book that you've got to read. There's never ending excitment after about the 3rd chapter. Gregor falls through the grate in his laundary room with his younger sister, Boots(Margaret). Regilia's townspeople all have violet eyes, and very pale skin. He reads Sandwich's prophecy and soon discovers he is the warrior. He also thinks he might find his dad in the underland. I dont want to give too much information, you have to read this book for yourself!
posted Jul 11, 2007 at 1:16PM
Maria said:
Gregor the Overlander is an amazing book that you've got to read. There's never ending excitment after about the 3rd chapter. Gregor falls through the grate in his laundary room with his younger sister, Boots(Margaret). Regilia's townspeople all have violet eyes, and very pale skin. He reads Sandwich's prophecy and soon discovers he is the warrior. He also thinks he might find his dad in the underland. I dont want to give too much information, you have to read this book for yourself!
posted Jul 11, 2007 at 1:16PM
Christina said:
If you like adventorous books you should try this one. When eleven year old gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room, he finds giant spiders, bats, cockroaches , and rats. Gregor trys to find his way home but they won't let him. I am not going to tell you anymore, but if you want to find out more read it.
posted Jun 8, 2007 at 1:05PM
Christina said:
If you like adventorous books you should try this one. When eleven year old gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room, he finds giant spiders, bats, cockroaches , and rats. Gregor trys to find his way home but they won't let him. I am not going to tell you anymore, but if you want to find out more read it.
posted Jun 8, 2007 at 1:05PM
Payton said:
It was a okay book.
posted May 31, 2007 at 12:38PM
Payton said:
It was a okay book.
posted May 31, 2007 at 12:38PM
ALEX said:
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER.
posted May 30, 2007 at 5:48PM
ALEX said:
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER.
posted May 30, 2007 at 5:48PM
Kyle Wipf said:
It is a really good book for readers that like an adventure. Is thrilling, surprising and an Edge-of-the-seat book
posted Mar 20, 2007 at 5:40PM
ElenorRigby said:
Okay. Dude. If you havn't read this, your living life just wont be worth it. like, really. I love luxa, :)
posted Mar 3, 2007 at 10:37AM
Alex said:
This is the best book!:)
posted Feb 12, 2007 at 6:35PM
Alex said:
This is the best book!:)
posted Feb 12, 2007 at 6:35PM
SoccerStar09 said:
THIS BOOK MUST BE POPULAR!!!!
posted Feb 1, 2007 at 7:07PM
Tmac said:
This book is the beggining of the best series on the planet. Better than Eragon Eldest and all the lost years of merlin and avalon books.in the beggining of this book It seems dull but keep reading once you’re past the first couple chapters it’s amazing. This series is amazing and this series demonstrates in full effect the magic of reading.
posted Jul 20, 2006 at 1:56PM
eeyoregal15 said:
i couldnt put it down. now i just need to find the third one in the library...
posted Jun 27, 2006 at 3:14PM
Emily said:
It was a very good book.
posted May 9, 2006 at 11:08AM
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