Books Kids Fiction Underland Chronicles: Gregor the Overlander

Underland Chronicles: Gregor the Overlander

 
0.0
 
4.8 (5)
610   1
Publisher
Genre(s)
Age Range
10+
ISBN
043977134X
Buy This Book
      

User reviews

Average user rating from: 5 user(s)

Already have an account? or Create an account
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.8  (5)
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A  (0)
I gladly recommend this book :)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Angelique Blueeyes Reviewed by Angelique Blueeyes November 17, 2012
  -   View all my reviews (1)

Awesome

I gladly recommend this book :)

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by Dede

Gregor's, who is 11, father disappeared a little over 2 years ago.  Since then, he has pretty much taken care of his mom and his little sister, Boots, who is now 2 years old.  One day while he is in the basement laundry room with Boots, they both fall through a grate into a totally different world, the Underworld.  They meet up with some giant cockroaches, called Crawlers, who then take them to the "Queen" of the Underlanders, a sometimes royal pain in the rear - Luza.  Luxa's grandfather Vikus takes Boots and Gregor to their castle and give them a room.  They hint that there are huge dangers for Boots and Gregor, them being Overlanders, but Gregor only wants to go home with Boots.  They try to escape and find out just how dangerous the Underworlds creatures are for them.  Boots is sweet and gets along with almost everyone and every creature.  When Vikus tells Gregor that his father fell years ago and is rumored to still be alive, kept prisoner by giant rats, called gnawers, and that ther is a prophecy that foretells of Gregor coming and saving not only his dad, but also all of the Underland.  Humans in the Underland live on a thin rope in the land of crawlers, gnawers, giant spiders - called spinners, and giant bats.  The bats are human allies, humans actually fly on their backs.  Gregor doesn't truly believe he is the warrior that the prophecy foretold of, but he agrees to go on the quest just to save his father.  Is his father really still alive, if not - how will Gregor react, if he is still alive - will he be the same great father or will he have sided with the gnawers.  The quest Gregor takes with other Underland humans and creatures is told in an exciting and transfixing way and I was really interested in what was going to happen.  There were setbacks, sadness, trials, betrayals and hope. 
I would recommend this book highly and am looking forward to reading the second in the series - The Prophecy of Bane. 
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader September 18, 2009
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

Great adventure book

Reader reviewed by Dede

Gregor's, who is 11, father disappeared a little over 2 years ago.  Since then, he has pretty much taken care of his mom and his little sister, Boots, who is now 2 years old.  One day while he is in the basement laundry room with Boots, they both fall through a grate into a totally different world, the Underworld.  They meet up with some giant cockroaches, called Crawlers, who then take them to the "Queen" of the Underlanders, a sometimes royal pain in the rear - Luza.  Luxa's grandfather Vikus takes Boots and Gregor to their castle and give them a room.  They hint that there are huge dangers for Boots and Gregor, them being Overlanders, but Gregor only wants to go home with Boots.  They try to escape and find out just how dangerous the Underworlds creatures are for them.  Boots is sweet and gets along with almost everyone and every creature.  When Vikus tells Gregor that his father fell years ago and is rumored to still be alive, kept prisoner by giant rats, called gnawers, and that ther is a prophecy that foretells of Gregor coming and saving not only his dad, but also all of the Underland.  Humans in the Underland live on a thin rope in the land of crawlers, gnawers, giant spiders - called spinners, and giant bats.  The bats are human allies, humans actually fly on their backs.  Gregor doesn't truly believe he is the warrior that the prophecy foretold of, but he agrees to go on the quest just to save his father.  Is his father really still alive, if not - how will Gregor react, if he is still alive - will he be the same great father or will he have sided with the gnawers.  The quest Gregor takes with other Underland humans and creatures is told in an exciting and transfixing way and I was really interested in what was going to happen.  There were setbacks, sadness, trials, betrayals and hope. 
I would recommend this book highly and am looking forward to reading the second in the series - The Prophecy of Bane. 

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by Steph Su

Eleven-year-old Gregor thought he was going to spend his whole summer sweltering in his NYC apartment babysitting his two-year-old sister Boots and his deranged grandmother. But when he and Boots fall through a chute in his laundry room, they end up in the Underland, a scary world filled with huge, creepy critters, he doesn't realize that life as he knows it is going to completely change.

For the royal human family in the Underland thinks he is the long-awaited "Overland" warrior from a vague prophecy. The prophecy insists that Gregor--along with an odd assortment of allies that includes members of the royal family, spiders, cockroaches, bats, and even the dread rats--embark on a quest that may determine the survival of them all.

Even though he doesn't think he is the warrior, Gregor has a personal motive for going along with the prophecy: it's one way he can possibly discover what happened to his father, who disappeared years ago. That, and the thought of keeping Boots safe and getting back home to New York City, keeps Gregor along the path of mortal danger, and causes him to make decisions he never knew he was ready to make.

GREGOR THE OVERLANDER marks the beginning of a remarkably well-written fantasy adventure series for nine- to twelve-year-olds. It's been a while since I've read anything in this genre, so maybe I can't justifiably say that I thought characterization slightly lacking and the ending all too suden. Because I found tears pricking at my eyes at many touching moments in the book. Gregor is an admirable protagonist who grows throughout his adventure, and all of the supporting characters are interesting and unique in their own respects. Middle-school boys and girls alike will want to pick this book up, and for the rest of us who are anxiously awaiting the release of Collins' Catching Fire (the sequel to The Hunger Games), this is a great series that will engross us in the meantime.

Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader February 14, 2009
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

Smashing Series Debut Set Underground

Reader reviewed by Steph Su

Eleven-year-old Gregor thought he was going to spend his whole summer sweltering in his NYC apartment babysitting his two-year-old sister Boots and his deranged grandmother. But when he and Boots fall through a chute in his laundry room, they end up in the Underland, a scary world filled with huge, creepy critters, he doesn't realize that life as he knows it is going to completely change.

For the royal human family in the Underland thinks he is the long-awaited "Overland" warrior from a vague prophecy. The prophecy insists that Gregor--along with an odd assortment of allies that includes members of the royal family, spiders, cockroaches, bats, and even the dread rats--embark on a quest that may determine the survival of them all.

Even though he doesn't think he is the warrior, Gregor has a personal motive for going along with the prophecy: it's one way he can possibly discover what happened to his father, who disappeared years ago. That, and the thought of keeping Boots safe and getting back home to New York City, keeps Gregor along the path of mortal danger, and causes him to make decisions he never knew he was ready to make.

GREGOR THE OVERLANDER marks the beginning of a remarkably well-written fantasy adventure series for nine- to twelve-year-olds. It's been a while since I've read anything in this genre, so maybe I can't justifiably say that I thought characterization slightly lacking and the ending all too suden. Because I found tears pricking at my eyes at many touching moments in the book. Gregor is an admirable protagonist who grows throughout his adventure, and all of the supporting characters are interesting and unique in their own respects. Middle-school boys and girls alike will want to pick this book up, and for the rest of us who are anxiously awaiting the release of Collins' Catching Fire (the sequel to The Hunger Games), this is a great series that will engross us in the meantime.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by Katie

I've reread the book eight times. There's something about it that makes me feel comfortable and safe. I've never had a book that matches my personality and taste of descrption- not even Harry Potter. My best friend introduced me to the first book. Now, I don't read anyhting but series. I could feel and understand what Gregor was going through, and I respected the way the people in the underland spoke- my friends would laugh and find it to lingful, but that's their loss, and I actually take pride in knowing that they're a bit dimmsighted. I don't just love this book, I want to live it. Sometimes, I wish that I could escape into a sea of words upon pages. I'd love to go on a dangerous quest or adventure.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader May 31, 2008
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

It Fits Me- Nothing Else Does

Reader reviewed by Katie

I've reread the book eight times. There's something about it that makes me feel comfortable and safe. I've never had a book that matches my personality and taste of descrption- not even Harry Potter. My best friend introduced me to the first book. Now, I don't read anyhting but series. I could feel and understand what Gregor was going through, and I respected the way the people in the underland spoke- my friends would laugh and find it to lingful, but that's their loss, and I actually take pride in knowing that they're a bit dimmsighted. I don't just love this book, I want to live it. Sometimes, I wish that I could escape into a sea of words upon pages. I'd love to go on a dangerous quest or adventure.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by Mina

This book is about a boy named Gregor who goes after his sister when his little sister falls down a dryer vent.They realize there is a city under there.


They quickly realize the city's worst enimes are giant rats, They fly giant bats,and they are friends with giant cockroaches.

I really loved this book.It takes about 1 and a half chapters to get really exciting but it's worth it!!!!!!!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader November 01, 2007
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

Awesome Book

Reader reviewed by Mina

This book is about a boy named Gregor who goes after his sister when his little sister falls down a dryer vent.They realize there is a city under there.


They quickly realize the city's worst enimes are giant rats, They fly giant bats,and they are friends with giant cockroaches.

I really loved this book.It takes about 1 and a half chapters to get really exciting but it's worth it!!!!!!!

Was this review helpful to you? 
 
Powered by JReviews

LATEST YABC BLOG POSTS - BLOG TOURS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND GIVEAWAYS

View more blog entries

Latest Book Listings Added

From Alison Cherry, author of Red, a novel PW declares “sparkles with wit,” comes a terrific new book about two...
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
A bright, poignant, and deeply funny autobiographical account of coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor, from Josh Sundquist:...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
A TREMBLING EARTH The flames of civil war sweep across the Shima Imperium. With their plans to renew the Kazumitsu...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Phantom's Dance Book Review
Category: Young Adult Indie
Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A streetwise girl trains to take on a gang of drug dealers and avenge her best friend’s death in this...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
the cure for dreaming.jpg
Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in...
 
3.8 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
unmade.jpg
Powerful love comes with a price. Who will be the sacrifice? Kami has lost the boy she loves, is tied...
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Thrust into a world of men, can a timid girl find bravery as the first female Death? Thirteen-year-old Suzie Sarnio...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
The stress is getting to fifteen-year-old Jess. Her mum’s officially lost it, going from yummy mummy to seriously weird almost...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
“Powerful. Clever. A solid ... choice for both girls and boys.” —Publishers Weekly Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarterfinalist...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Whispering Skull.jpg
Category: Kids Fiction
In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Screaming Staircase.jpg
Category: Kids Fiction
A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A Sudden Light.jpg
In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
My Cousins Keeper.jpg
Category: Kids Fiction
When the odd new kid at school turns out to be his cousin, Kieran feels embarrassed and resentful. But how...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Number 7.jpg
It all starts with a mysterious phone call from Louisa's decorative antique phone. And that wouldn't be so strange, except...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Gollywood, Here I Come! | Children's Book About Celebrities
Category: Kids Indie
The Tale of a Young Turkey’s Rise to Cinematic Stardom. Who doesn’t fantasize about becoming a big movie star, living...
 
0.0
 
5.0 (1)
Category: Young Adult Indie
Combining the survival instincts made famous in THE HUNGER GAMES with the intensity of THE BOOK THIEF, LAST STOP KLINDENSPIEL...
 
0.0
 
4.8 (1)
With inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman's Daughter trilogy—perfect for fans of Libba Bray—explores the...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
From Allison van Diepen, author of Snitch and Street Pharm, comes a sexy, dangerous novel about...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior...
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)