The Underland Chronicles #1: Gregor the Overlander

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Scholastic Inc., Sep 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
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In the irresistible first novel by the author of The Hunger Games, a boy embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father. New cover art coming July 1st! In the first novel of the New York Times bestselling series by Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, young Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building and hurtles into the dark Underland. This strange 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. Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.
 

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This book is slow at the beginning. It gets better, but only for a bit. The suspense almost literally killed me at the end though. This book is a 3.7 (there was no decimals in the rating) This is one of the many ratings for this well known book.

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Best series ever, I urge you to read the whole series as I have. This story involves adventure, friendship, hardship, and sometimes death. It is a wonderful tale told by a boy named Gregor who's whole world gets flipped upsidown because he was sucked into a crazy weird place called the underland.. This book is definitely in my favorites. It can at time be a bit gory but otherwise great, I recommend it for 10-15. 

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Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Drama and Telecommunications. Collins went on to receive an M.F.A. from New York University in dramatic writing. Since 1991, she has been a writer for children's television shows. She has worked on the staffs of several shows including Clarissa Explains it All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and was the head writer for Scholastic Entertainment's Clifford's Puppy Days. Her books include When Charlie McButton Lost Power, The Underland Chronicles, and the Hunger Games Trilogy. Book one of this trilogy, The Hunger Games, became a major motion picture in 2012 with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence portraying the main character of Katniss Everdeen. Catching Fire, book 2 of the trilogy, became a major motion picture in 2013.

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