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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. 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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    Gregor the Overlander

    A wonderful novel for young readers in the 11 to 13 year old range. The story tells of a young boy lost in a world so different from his own in New York City. The language is simple yet poetic and the conflicts he faces are realistic in the life of a young boy. A great story:-)

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    Awsome

    I loved this book it was filled with adventure and excitement I can't wait to read the next book!!!

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    A fun read.

    this was very enjoyable even for an adult.

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    I thought this book was better than the hunger games!

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    Solid Read

    Enjoyed the Hunger Games and the other books Suzanne Collins has written. When I first heard about this I was intrigued but a little disappointed that her latest book was directed more at a younger audience than before. I was surprised then how much I liked it. Interesting and engrossing world, though a little derivative of many other YA reads. Overall: Good.

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