Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles #1)
When eleven-year-old Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats, but the fragile peace is about to fall apart.
Gregor wants no part of a conflict between these creepy creatures. He just want
Me being my usual ADHD self, I left this book unread for months and months while I pursued other books.
Now, after reading the entire Underland Chronicles in t...more
This is Suzanne Collin's first novel, and it is quite a first novel. Gregor the Overlander centers around an eleven-year-old boy and his little sister who fall through a grate in the laundry room of their apartment complex. After being...more
This book has ruined my entire day! I have laundry to fold, dinner to cook, breakfast to eat, 3 papers to write and lesson plans to develop. Instead, I've spent my morning snuggled under a down quilt devouring Gregor the Overlander. As so...more
A great book, I'm glad I gave it a try although I wasn't sure at the beginning if it would be too young for my taste. Collins has created a fascinating world with the Underland and the book is full of amazing characters (insects and rodents included!).
On to book two!
I just had a blast reading it to my son. Though he had to read the two pages where the cockroach died, because I cried again. He thought Boots was awesome. 09
Re-reading for my Children's Book Club. They seemed taken with the idea of a book that made me cry for a cockroach. Finding some good discussion points. Wondering about activities.
"Gregor nodded. He could never h...more
Though I've never really been one for the 'guy gets sucked into another world' kind of genre, this one put a spin on my thoughts. I've not enjoyed a book so much since... well, a long time. It keeps you in such connection with the characters, despite their being fictional. I especially enjoyed how, as the read...more
I really like the concept and the characters--it's so nice to have a hero who takes care of his little sister and is a decent guy. And, it's really...more
Gregor is a good one to recommend to readers...more
1-29-13 This book is getting vere good so far they just escaped from the spinners because they had them as prisoners. I thing the theme of the whole book is sometimes the worse things are the best.
1/14/13. Gregor the Overlander is a very Todd book so far what is happening is Gregor is trying to escape from the underlands he try's to escape by going down the river and he gets stop by giant rats and they try to kill all humans, and what happens is they start attacking him. If I were Gregor right n...more
My interest in the book: Hello! It’s a reimagination of Alice in Wonderland! If you don’t yet know, I’m a major lover of Alice and I usually enjoy a new spin on the tale.
My Synopsis: Meet Gregor, an eleven year-old boy who lives in the heart of NYC with his toddler-aged sister, Margaret – aka Boots - his 7 year-old sister, Lizze, his mother and his grandmother. Gregor’s father disappeared a few years ago, and the fam...more
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This book was a lot of fun. The plot was very original but still slightly Jules Verne-ish. The characters were fantastic. Gregor was such a great character. He loves his family and is brave but thinks he's not. He's smart but unsure of himself. He's normal....more
As I expected from Suzanne Collins, Gregor the Overlander was incredibly well written. This series may be less popular than her other series, The Hunger Games, but it was just as fantastic. Gregor the Overlander pulled me in comp...more
It is not often that a book I read to my kids grabs me as much as this one. I truly enjoyed the read.
Collin's character development was very realistic,...more
Coming to the characters ... Boots is so cute and to think she actually makes friends with two cockroaches
(view spoiler)[ Gregor's nice and funny especially while talking to the bat queen .....
'Gregor succeeded in thinking of himself as a...more
It's just my opinion and it's no exxageration.
I bought a copy of Gregor the Overlander at Lopues East for 50 Php. I was much curious with the teaser. It's the story of the boy named Gregor, living in New York City, who happened to fall in a hole in their laundry room and finds himself in a strange world undergound. Yes, a world beneath New York City.
Welcome to Regalia, a magical kingdom with only lamps for light. No sun, no moon, no stars. Where the Underla...more
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Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. 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...more