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Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.

Gregor the Overlander is about a boy named Gregor who lives in an apartment in New York with his mother, grandmother and two sisters. One day, he goes to the laundry room with his sister Boots, and they discover the Underland.  The Underland is a place hundreds of feet under New York filled with giant bats, cockroaches, rats, scorpions and strange people, who send Gregor and Boots on a quest searching for their missing father.

My favorite character is Luxa, the queen of the Underland.  She is a little arrogant but very brave.  Gregor the Overlander is the first in a five book series. I give it a 8 and a half out of 10. Gregor the Overlander is suitable for 9 to 13-year-olds; boys and girls alike.  Suzanne Collins is also the author of the best-selling trilogy The Hunger Games.

By Luka, age 11

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Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

When Gregor falls down a laundry grate, he tumbles into a bizarre land underneath the city. He and his sister, Boots, are taken to the city of Regalia, where they meet talking bats, giant roaches, and the Underlanders, a race of pale-skinned humans.  All Gregor wants is to return to New York City, but he finds out about a prophecy referring to him as the “warrior”, and embarks on a quest to find the thing he and his family have needed back for several years.  He still doesn’t know, though, how much his journey will change him and the Underland, forever.

This book is Book One in the Underland Chronicles, which consist of five books altogether. These books are my all-time favourite, and I think that they’re as well-written as Harry Potter.  My favourite character is Ripred the rat, who is a spy for the humans, instead of the beast everyone thinks he is.  If I had to choose my favourite book, I would choose the last book, even though they are all very good. Some people don’t read this book, because they are discouraged by the beginning, because of the little sister’s baby talk.  I agree that this is a little bit distracting, but please, if you read it, don’t stop reading.

I think 9 to 13-year-olds would like this book, especially those who enjoy adventure books and comedy. I give it a 10 out of 10.

By Tierney

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