by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer
Title: Gregor the Overlander
Author: Suzanne Collins
Page Count: 320 pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Summary: Gregor is an 11 year old boy that lives in an apartment building in New York City. His father has been missing for over two years and his mother is struggling to work a full time job while raising Gregor, his two sisters and take care of his semi-delusional grandmother. When Gregor takes his two year old sister, Boots, to the laundry room to wash their clothes, she falls down a grate. Gregor falls after her and lands in the Underworld. A confusing prophecy is revealed where he is supposedly a warrior. Gregor leads a quest to find his father when hints that of his presence reach him. Will Gregor find his father and escape the odd Underworld?
Why did you read the book:
I read this book because it was an assignment in class for my reading teacher. We got to pick our top three books out of five and I had heard great things about it.
- I was nearly always on the edge of my seat. Very suspenseful.
- I particularly liked that character Boots because, she’s carefree and doesn’t hold back her emotions considering she’s two years old.
- I like this book because, it’s from Gregor’s point of view. Also he is 11 too so I can relate to him plus he has younger siblings and I do too.
- I think this book needed a little more action in parts because they weren’t doing a lot.
Book Rating: I give this book 4 treasure chests! I say this because, it was a good start to the five book series. I will defiantly be reading the rest of the series. How about you?
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