Gregor the Overlander (The Underland Chronicles #1)

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Scholastic Inc., Sep 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it -- until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.

This unforgettable novel by Suzanne Collins, the international bestselling author of the Hunger Games series, is rich in suspense and brimming with adventure.

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User Review  - Tjala - Goodreads

Definately not as good as the Hunger Games but obviously aimed at younger children, I liked the plot but I'm not really sure about the prophecy aspect. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeni - Goodreads

Gregor, an eleven year old boy who lives in New York City, is grieving the disappearance of his father, and for over two years he did not allow himself to hope for his father's return. Then, one day ... Read full review

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Suzanne Collins is the author of the groundbreaking Hunger Games trilogy for young adults: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. She is also the author of the picture book Year of the Jungle, a Publishers Weekly best book of the year, and the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle grade readers, which started with Gregor the Overlander. Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut. You can find her online at

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