Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander This irresistible first novel tells the story of a quiet boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny and find his father in a strange world beneath New York City When Gregor f

  • Title: Gregor the Overlander
  • Author: Suzanne Collins
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  • Page: 357
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  • This irresistible first novel tells the story of a quiet boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny and find his father in a strange world beneath New York City.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 ThThis irresistible first novel tells the story of a quiet boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny and find his father in a strange world beneath New York City.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.

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    1. 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 -published book away from his view and kept reading, very self-conscious of the approximately 18 grades of school between our reading mater [...]

    2. 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 i [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1), Suzanne CollinsThe 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 [...]

    5. 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 [...]

    6. 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!

    7. 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 [...]

    8. 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 kita [...]

    9. 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 [...]

    10. 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 [...]

    11. So, my workplace and a few other firms are a part of this program where we got to a local elementary school to read to kids. I was paired up with a fifth grader who loved to read as much as I did. She blew through Breadcrumbs, which was amazing, and we had just started on Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1) when school was dismissed for summer vacation. Me being my usual ADHD self, I left this book unread for months and months while I pursued other books.Now, after reading the entir [...]

    12. 3.5 stars! This story was pretty darn cliche and nothing new; it's about a boy and his baby sister who discover a new world where there's a prophecy, he's the chosen one, he has a quest to fulfill before he can leave, and he meets a number of fantastical creatures along the way. But it's a very good example of this typical middle grade fantasy. I really liked the idea of the underground creatures being things like giant bugs and rats; it's imaginative, and it creates a unique atmosphere. The peo [...]

    13. Well that was sufficiently fantastic. I, naturally, am a HUGE The Hunger Games fan and basically wanted to read this because SUZANNE COLLINS. Obviously my brain had a lot of pressure on this book aaaand's very different (obviously) from THG. It's middle-grade. It's an adventure with prophecies and talking animals. And I really enjoyed it!The characters were adorable. The main character is Gregor (DUH) and he's a fabulous older brother, but he's not perfect. At the same time, though, he didn't ma [...]

    14. Proof that Suzanne Collins can be so much better than that soulless, commercialized dreck known as The Hunger Games. Gregor the Overlander is a terrific, mysterious fantasy novel with an elaborate, imaginative underground city world that could rival with Inside the Shadow City.

    15. Oh, dear! I've read another children's book, haven't I? Well, if I may be so bold, I liked it a lot more than some of the so-called classics. (I'm so immature, but at least I enjoy myself!)Though I've never really been one for the 'guy gets sucked into another world' kind of genre, this one put a spin on my thoughts. I've not enjoyed a book so much since well, a long time. It keeps you in such connection with the characters, despite their being fictional. I especially enjoyed how, as the reader, [...]

    16. نوع فضاسازی داستان و قابل پذیرش سازی دنیای زیرزمینی خیلی سطحی بود. من چند بار اون بخش داستان که از رختشورخونه افتادن پایین رو خوندم و بازم نفهمیدمش! شخصیت‌پردازی‌ها سطحی، اتفاقات اکثرا قابل پیش‌بینی بود. در واقع به جز سوسک‌ها و موش‌های غول‌پیکر که بازم هیچ دلیلی برای غول‌ [...]

    17. Gregor, O Sobreterrestre“Gregor, A Primeira Profecia” (2003) é o primeiro de uma série de cinco livros escritos por Suzanne Collins, actualmente reconhecida a nível mundial devido a outra personagem: Katniss Everdeen (”Hunger Games, Os Jogos da Fome).Escrito cinco anos antes da trilogia de Everdeen, Gregor partilha alguns traços da escrita apresentada com a menina do Distrito 12, sendo a linguagem simples e acessível, marcadamente para um público jovem-adulto, a sua característica m [...]

    18. Recenzia completă: palarisme/chef/carti/recenz„Oaspeţii puteau să plece, dacă voiau. Prizonierii trebuiau să evadeze. Şi exact asta intenţiona şi el să facă.”Suzanne Collins nu are nevoie de o introducere, dar Gregor este un străin pentru tine. Am fost în locul tău, în urmă cu puţin timp. Îmi făceam bagajele şi încercam să aleg ce cărţi să iau acasă, după târgul de carte Gaudeamus, cu intenţia de a renunţa la fantasy şi la cărţile pentru copii, măcar pentru o [...]

    19. Before Suzanne Collins became megafamous from writing about The Hunger Games she wrote a wonderful series of children's books called the Underland Chronicles. These were books that I read as a child and very much enjoyed because of the fascinating fantasy world and ideas. I've always liked the idea of world beyond our own fingers or underneath our feet and that is what Collins decided to tackle in these novels. The basic premise behind this first book is that of Gregor who stumbles down a laundr [...]

    20. DNF - this book was really a children's book I picked it up for obvious reasons (SUZANNE COLLINS!) but I didn't really like it. Perhaps I'll give it another shot later, but not now.

    21. I loved everything about this middle-grade children's book. It is actually Suzanne Collins' very first novel, pre-Hunger Games. It shares a lot with her more famous trilogy. Fast pacing. An ordinary kid forced by extraordinary circumstances into becoming a leader, a hero. Good good guys and bad bad guys. I already mentioned fast pacing. Gregor, an eleven year old boy and his two year old sister Boots get sucked from the laundry room in their NYC apt building into The Underland. The Underland has [...]

    22. Already an immensely huge fan of Collins, outstanding series The Huger Games, I just had to see what her other books were like.Now, I've never been particular pleased with rats and cockroaches to begin with, so having to read about life-sized ones was pretty dame creepy let me tell ya, but never the less, the underground world is fantastically imaginative and unique. I really enjoyed all the characters, Gregor is a heart felt kid and wonderfully good humored and Boots was to precious for words.B [...]

    23. My 10-yr old son moped around for days after he finished this series because he was so bummed there were no more books left to read. I decided I needed to see for myself what all the fuss was about, and I was also intrigued to see Suzanne Collins' work prior to The Hunger Games. I wasn't disappointed! It is geared towards a younger crowd than Hunger Games, but was still enjoyable for me as an adult. What I really loved is that it has at its core a functional family. Gregor is the hero, but he st [...]

    24. گریگور به هیچ وجه به خودش اجازه نمی‌داد به آینده فکر کند. احساس عجیبی به او می‌گفت که اگر درباره‌ی اتفاقات واقعی خیال‌پردازی کند، آن‌ها هرگز اتفاق نمی‌افتندکالینز داستان‌ بلند نویسیش رو با این کتاب شروع کرده که اولین بار سال 2003 یعنی 5 سال قبل از اولین جلد عطش مبارزه چاپ شد [...]

    25. aww~~ guys !I really liked this book!It's a story about adventures on unknown worlds, about family and love.At first was really weird, reading about a place where bats, cockroaches, spiders, rats, and all those creepy disgusting things, are part of the "society". They think, they talk, they feel well, I'm not exactly looking forward to have a giant cockroach in front of me but you'll get used to picture it throughout the book I guess.Gregor is a great main character and I really loved Boots. She [...]

    26. Brought to you by Suzanne Collins – yes – the same Suzanne Collins that wrote The Hunger Games, Gregor the Overlander is a fun and entertaining read. Geared towards younger audiences, the Gregor books are a kind of Alice in Wonderland for boys.Eleven year old Gregor is stuck babysitting his baby sister Boots. They are in the basement of their apartment building where Gregor is doing their laundry when Boots disappears into an air duct. Gregor follows Boots and falls into another world. They [...]

    27. I loved this perfect middle grade read. It was well paced, the characters were all completely engaging, and the hero is just this ordinary kid from New York. Some parts were slightly heavy handed (I'm looking at you, prophecy), but I finished this one with such a feeling of happiness and hope that I couldn't rate it less than 5 stars. A perfect example of what it set out to be.

    28. Começo por agradecer à Editorial Presença, não só por me ter enviado este livro como presente de aniversário do blogue, mas principalmente por editar livros tão fantásticos. Os livros desta editora estão entre os meus preferidos de sempre. Quando soube que a autora da tão consagrada série dos Jogos da Fome tinha outra série a ser lançada em Portugal, fiquei completamente em pulgas para a ler. Não contava recebe-la de presente da editora. MUITO OBRIGADA MAIS UMA VEZ! Ao contrário d [...]

    29. All 11 year old Gregor wanted to do was to go to Summer Camp. His sister Lizzie got to go, but since his mom has to work, and his grandma has been losing her memory, he has to stay home to watch his 2 year old sister Boots. Since his father went missing a few months back, Gregor has become the man of the household. It is only when him and his sister fall through the grate in their laundry room and end up in an underground wonderland known as the "underland" that their lives are turned upside-dow [...]

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