Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander

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When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic,, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780545317931
0545317932
0439435366
9780439435369
0439661404
9780439661409
0439435374
9780439435376
9780439678131
0439678137
Characteristics: 1 online resource (311 pages)

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Gcatflann
Sep 28, 2020

I found the book entertaining and enjoyable. Gregor is portrayed realistically as a middle-grader, but he still comes off as a thoughtful person. I think Collins did an excellent job all around and would suggest this book to middle-schoolers and high-schoolers alike. It's aimed at the younger group, but as a high-school student I could still get invested in the story and characters.

Note: there are some parts which might be considered a bit grotesque for younger readers. *mild spoiler alert* one spider eats another, a cockroach gets her head bitten, etc. Mild violence, approx. four deaths, that kind of thing. The main character never does anything too violent, though, so he can still be viewed as a nice enough role model.

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Jessicading_0
Aug 27, 2020

Should I read this book? I read Suzanne Collins hunger game series and it is really good, but im not sure about the rats in this one.

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Writing_Warrior
Apr 03, 2020

I read this series in Elementary School and Jr. High and I loved it! I strongly recommend it to every middle grade reader. It has lovable characters who you'll cry over, an exciting plot, and it just makes you want to keep reading. The only issue I had were the giant cockroaches, but that's only because I hate bugs. I still strongly recommend it, though!

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lost_oneironaut
Mar 11, 2020

One of my favorite series as a kid! Definitely underrated.

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ahronramos
Aug 26, 2019

To all those who are hesitating on reading this series, please read it. This is such an underrated series, like,man, the character development, the writing, the world that Suzanne Collins creates is just awesome! I feel like so few people have read it and it makes me wonder since I think it's in the league of those famous books like Percy Jackson or Harry Potter etc. (I think this series is better, no offence). This is the one of the first books I've ever read and this series made me realize how beautiful the world of books are (since I'm just the type of person that gets a Geronimo Stilton book whenever my mom asks me to borrow something and I'm always thinking how books without pictures are boring and such but this series changed this point of view). So yeah, please read the series, the first three books prepares you for the 4th and 5th books so don't skip any.

JCLBeckyC Jul 23, 2019

Not for me, but I'm not the best judge for this type of book. I have a severe rodent phobia, so as soon as the 6ft tall hungry rats began attacking the protagonist and his sister I had to nope out! If you like adventure stories and you're not afraid of rats, this book might be for you.

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7626dee
Feb 22, 2019

Aimed at the teen reader I read the book to try to see what came before the Hunger Games. The author will likely improve as she moves the series along and for a first try in a rather dark underworld theme she keeps the book in balance but seems to feel a happy ending is necessary. Be sure to keep the Roaches as friends as they will outlive us all.

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corbsman
Sep 04, 2018

~Gregor The Overlander~

Gregor the overland was a very good book because it had a lot of humour and some of it was very exciting and really cool action in the book.

FROM CORBIN

9.5/10

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library_queen
Aug 13, 2018

This book is amazing!!!

JCLSamanthaC Apr 20, 2018

Being sucked down into the earth and making friends with giant roaches and bats while fighting giant rats and rescuing your long lost father all the while taking care of your baby sister what's not to love?

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Jun 04, 2018

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Zainab102
Jun 21, 2015

This is about a person who falls in the underland and meets all sorts of different creatures like talking rats and bats.
He finds out that his dad is stuck down there so he goes with some friends that he has made and rescues his dad.

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somethinghere123
Sep 03, 2011

Gregor and his two-year-old sister, Boots, fell through a... hole (?) and into the secret (kinda) underground world called the Underland (kinda obvious name). They learn of the Prophecy of Gray, and has to go on a quest to save their dad, who disappeared from their apartment two years ago and apparently fell through the same air duct as Gregor and Boots and has been imprisoned by the rats.

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haihui66
Sep 17, 2013

Violence: the author put some bloodshed into the battles

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merlin4ever
Aug 25, 2013

Violence: slight fighting scenes

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Golden_leopard127 Mar 23, 2016

"A bold, brave, powerful warrior that the Underlanders would tell stories about for centuries. He could almost see himself leading a squadron of bats into battle, stunning the rats, saving the Underland from--
'Ge-go, I pee!' announced Boots.
And there he stood, a boy in a goofy hard hat with a beat-up flashlight and a bunch of batteries he hadn't even tested to see if they had juice.
The mighty warrior excused himself and changed a diaper." Chapter 12 Pages 137-138

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