Thursday, February 7, 2019

#tbt: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. 311 p. The Underland Chronicles #1. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., October, 2003. 9780439435369. (Own.)

#tbt features Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. This is book one of a five-book epic saga featuring young Gregor, reluctant hero and his intrepid baby sister, Boots. With his father missing for several years and his mother working to make ends meet, Gregor is in charge of babysitting Boots. He really doesn't mind. When she slips through a laundry chute in their  New York City apartment and disappears, Gregor follows after her. The two end up miles below New York City in a city called Regalia, where giant bats and cockroaches co-exist with humans. Giant rats, led by a king are threatening the rest of Regalia and there is an ancient prophecy involving a young overlander who will save them.

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