Gregor the Overlander – Suzanne Collins

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In this accessible, almost-cinematic fantasy, Gregor and his two-year-old sister fall into an amazing underground world. Taken in by people who have lived beneath the earth for centuries, the 11-year-old learns about the giant-sized talking creatures that also reside there, including bats, cockroaches, and vicious rats. Gregor just wants to get home, but a prophecy hints that he may be the “overlander” destined to save the humans from the warlike rodents.

Like Alice in Wonderland, this book takes you to a whole other world. Gregor becomes an unlikely hero, rides giant bats, fights giant rats and learns to like giant cockroaches. If you like fantasy and adventure, give this series a shot. – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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