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Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
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May 17, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, adventure, childrens, for-work, library, speculative-fiction, teen, middle-grade
Read in May, 2012

You know what? This is no time to be star-stingy because I freaking love this book. The whole series, actually. I'm leading the kids' book discussion on this tomorrow, so I re-read it to refresh myself (I listened to the whole thing on audio in my pre-GoodReads days). Suzanne Collins knows how to pace a story, and how to write a war story for children.

Also, as the parent of a 2-year-old now, I found Boots to be more engaging and adorable than I did at the time, mostly because I was hearing her dialogue in my son's voice.

Most importantly--it's such a subtle thing, and a total non-issue, but it's nice to see another African-American hero of a fantasy series (but this time a series that kids/teens are still likely to read, unlike Earthsea). I'll bet the fans will be pissed when they find out.
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