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Gregor: La profecía del gris (Underland Chronicles #1)

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Gregor tiene once años y vive en Nueva York. Su existencia no es muy distinta de la de cualquier chico de su edad. Sin embargo, el destino le tiene reservada una sorpresa. Un caluroso día de verano, él y su hermana Boots, de dos años, caen accidentalmente por una rejilla de ventilación. De repente, el pequeño mundo de Gregor desaparece.
En las Tierras Bajas, una extraña soc
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published 2004 by Alfaguara (first published 2003)
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C. Wilhoit This series is better than the Hunger Games and I have no clue why it doesn't get more attention. Probably because it would be pretty much impossible…moreThis series is better than the Hunger Games and I have no clue why it doesn't get more attention. Probably because it would be pretty much impossible to make into a movie with one of the main characters being a toddler. It's up there with Harry Potter for me. Very intense. By the last book or two it's not a children's book anymore to me- you're getting into adult territory with war and serious themes, but you won't be able to stop reading. Also great on audiobook- the narrator does a great job and adds a lot to it. Question- does anyone else think that the phrase "everyone a rager" in Lorde's song Glory and Gore might refer to this series?(less)
Lucy Merrill I read Gregor the Overlander first, and then I read the Hunger Games. For a few months I liked The Hunger Games better, but i'm pretty sure that was…moreI read Gregor the Overlander first, and then I read the Hunger Games. For a few months I liked The Hunger Games better, but i'm pretty sure that was only the hype of reading it for the first time. I have read the series so so many times now. (less)
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I recently went solo dining with the 2nd book in the series and sat down at a counter, speeding through the large font and well-spaced text. The restaurant started to fill up and another solo diner sat down next to me. I glanced over at his magazine and saw that it was a scientific journal open to an article about the brain. I casually angled the cover of my Scholastic-published book away from his view and kept reading, very self-conscious of the approximately 18 grades of school between our rea ...more
karen
so this is how superweak my life is: on friday i rushed home from work in the rain to get some homework done. whee... but then i ended up writing that wuthering heights review, inspired by the rain and the clouds etc. and i did some work, but not a ton. and i thought to myself, what do i really want to be doing? and the answer was - put on my pajamas, eat peanut butter pretzels and read unchallenging children's books. so i did. and you can all suck it, with your parties and balls and galas. 'cuz ...more
Rfrancik
When Gregor falls after his little sister down the laundry shoot he finds himself in a new land. He is faced with deciding where to place his loyalties, how to survive and given the opportunity to search for his father who unaccountably disappeared 2 years ago.

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
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1), Suzanne Collins
The Underland Chronicles is a series of five epic fantasy novels by Suzanne Collins, first published between 2003 and 2007. It tells the story of a boy named Gregor and his adventures in the "Underland", a subterranean world located under New York City. The Underland is inhabited by humans who traveled below hundreds of years ago, along with various giant versions of creatures like bats, cockroaches, and rats. According to the auth
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Meredith
Feb 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: School Teachers and Librarians
The covers of the Underland Chronicles do them no end of disservice. Since my policy is to judge a book by its cover, it took reading The Hunger Games to convince me to pick them up. I had always assumed they would be machine generated chapter books with mythical creatures protecting or seeking some ring or sword, or who knows what, that has some symbolic meaning - or doesn't. Suzanne Collins, however, is in no way machine-generated. She is Dostoyevski for the young-reader crowd. While she uses ...more
Janina
Mar 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, children-s
I actually got all teary-eyed over the death of an insect. Can you believe it?

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!
Laurel
Feb 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With a few exceptions, I am not typically a big fan of science fiction/fantasy, nor of bugs and rats and dark places. Had I not read and loved The Hunger Games, I never would have even considered reading this book. And I would have most certainly been missing out.

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
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Kübra Yağmur
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Çocuk kitabıymış, PEH! Çocuklarında okuyabileceği, herkese uygun bir kitap olduğunu söylemek daha doğru olur.

Okuduğumu dün gibi hatırladığım kitaplardan biri Gregor ve Gri Kehanet. Yeni bir kütüphane keşfetmiş, kaydımı yaptırmış, İstanbul'u gezen bir Fatih edasıyla rafların arasında dolaşıp ağzımın sularını tutmaya çalışırken kalın ciltlerin arasından bana göz kırpmıştı bu kitap. Ve ben hiç düşünmeden onu çekip almış, tabii yanında iki kitapla birlikte, eve gelip yemeden içmeden okumuştum.

Her
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Darren Hagan
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to give this book so many more than 5 stars. It was SO SO FREAKING GOOD!!! (I pressed the exclamation mark on my phone really hard then just for extra emphasis) :)

Being a book that is intended for younger readers than me, I thought this would just be a fun little read. However in all honesty it had me gripped from beginning to end.

I loved the characters. They had so much more depth than I expected them to. I mean Gregor is an 11 year old kid who has been kind of been forced to be the man
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Greg
Even though this book has nothing really to do with Kafka, I can't get it out of my head that somewhere in this series is some of the weird Jew from Prague. The cover looks sort of Prague like. There is a main character named Gregor, and there are giant fucking cockroaches in it (must I swear in every children's review I write?).

There has been no real Kafka in the book though. There are some Daddy issues but Kafka doesn't hold the patent on that. Besides looking for Kafka though, I found this f
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The end to the series left so much open! 111 13 May 08, 2017 12:16PM  
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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 B
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Other Books in the Series

Underland Chronicles (5 books)
  • Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2)
  • Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (Underland Chronicles, #3)
  • Gregor and the Marks of Secret (Underland Chronicles, #4)
  • Gregor and the Code of Claw (Underland Chronicles, #5)
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