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Gregor the Overlander Collection: Books 1-5
     

Gregor the Overlander Collection: Books 1-5

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by Suzanne Collins
 
Read all five books in the New York Times bestselling Gregor: The Underland Chronicles! When Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats--but the fragile peace is about to

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Read all five books in the New York Times bestselling Gregor: The Underland Chronicles! When Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats--but the fragile peace is about to fall apart. Gregor wants no part in this conflict, but again and again, he and his family are drawn into the Underland. Gregor must find his place in the frightening prophecies he encounters, the strength to protect his family, and the courage to defend against an army of giant rats. In this action-packed and masterful series, Suzanne Collins unfolds the fate of the Underland and its great warrior, Gregor the Overlander.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545459075
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Series:
Underland Chronicles Series
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1000
Sales rank:
100,847
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and novelist from Connecticut, best known as the author of bestselling fantasy young-reader series The Underland Chronicles and the dystopian post-apocalyptic young-adult series The Hunger Games trilogy (comprised of the books The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay). The Hunger Games trilogy was adapted into a popular film series.

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Gregor the Overlander Collection, Books 1-5 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 242 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the books are a great adventure. The ending leaves you wondering... The books are a must read, if not a little ignored it deserves a place right next to Harry Potter and The Hunger Games
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loove these books hated the closing of the series but she is saposidly writing a sixth titled gregor and the task of silen!!! I cant wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The overlander series is a must read for all ages. Suzanne Collins is an amazing author and has a talent of bringing all of her novels to life. After I finished the overlander series i truly missed all the characters and was left with wanting more.
angelface107 More than 1 year ago
I literally did not want to put these down! But eventually the necessities of life got in the way as well as my family ;). At first I was a little creeped out but the stories were so real as I was reading them, however I never did get over the big spiders!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked the entire time & so sad when I finished all the books! I really hope Suzanne Collins revisits this story I would love to see Gregor come back to the underland once he is 18! It would add a new dynamic! A must read for sure!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No 6th book awwwww...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will easily fall for the underland. I instintly fell in love with the giant rats and little baby boots. As gregor falls for the queen of the underlad humans and and soon becomes wildly involved in the crazy mutations of the underand. After all the whole future of the underland rest on gregor and his bond ares shoulders. But he could lose all his humanity. And the world he has come to love. Susanne collins as done it again. I recomend to any one who love this the lightning thief and vice versa. Ages 9-15 of course this is not a definite age group.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that the gregor the overlander books are the best books I've read so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved these boooks!!!! They are a must read! If u liked the hunger games you will like these too!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are reading the series in my class and it leaves me wanting MORE every time my teacher stops!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was well writen and is full of fun exciting adventure and danger!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are simply awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful additions to anyone's library!!!Full of action every child is sure to love Collins masterpiece!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read the first book i knew i was in love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im on the forth book and am fasinated by how well Collins captures the personallites of the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They mean why didnt she write another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its the best book ive ever read and can there be another book!?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does it have to end. There should be 2 more series. 1 about if he left to the farm and the other if he went back down and lived in the Underland. Seriously Suzzane should do that. Or atleast a series about Gregor living in the Underland.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I opened the first book to the first chapter, I was excited to read another series by Collins.  However, I was surprised to be a little bored for the first few chapters but that totally changed when I met Ripred (a rat or "gnawer" as the Underlanders call him) for the first time!  He was really the main character that kept my eyes glued on the words that spelled out this unique series since I really couldn't see "eye-to-eye" with Gregor very well at all.  But when I read the last words of the last book in the series, I found myself with a dull ache inside and a huge longing.  I was depressed for hours.  Just when I thought I was over it, I felt another wave of depression that wasn't quite so bad as the past one, but still………  That's why anyone who absolutely adored this series but loathed the ending should read this.  A short chapter that wraps up the Underland Chronicles into one, happy ending, yet leaves you with the longing the author would want……… Chapter 28 Gregor's eyes opened only to see the bare ceiling above him.  He slowly sat up, dazed from sleep.  He shook his head as if to clear the drowsiness and got out of bed.  He changed into blue jeans and a plain T-shirt.  Strangely enough, his sleep had been dreamless and was not infected at all by the gruesome images trapped in his memory forever.  He'd expected nightmares to haunt him for life after all that happened.  But he was sure they'd come to him tonight.  Closing his bedroom door behind him, he tiptoed to the kitchen but was surprised to see his family seated around the kitchen table looking as if they'd been in a deep conversation.   "What's up?"  asked Gregor. His mother glanced at his father before she replied, "We've been thinking.  And, well, your father and I think that it might … that is might be best if -" "We're not moving to Virginia and we're not staying here…" said his dad. Gregor didn't know what they were talking about.  If they weren't moving to Virginia and if they weren't staying here then where would - "So we're moving back to the Underland," said Lizzie.  Her face registered relief and some shock too and maybe a little smile. Boots seemed to know what was going on and looked pleased.  "We going to see Temp Gregor!"  she said. And Gregor couldn't help the smile from blooming on his face.  It was still new that his little sister finally succeeded in pronouncing his name correctly.   But his parents both looked worried. His smile faded but then quickly jumped back.  "Really?"  Gregor couldn't help the excitement in his voice.  Deep down, he realized, this is what he'd wanted.  He'd wanted to live in the Underland and have a future with Luxa.  He'd wanted to feel normal, better than he would up here with his friends, who had no idea what he'd been through whereas his friends in the Underland did.  And he could even keep up his echolocation which he wouldn't really have any use for here or Virginia. "Yes.  But if they won't take us then we will move to Virginia," his mother said. "We figured that we won't have all the worries of taxes or getting sick again with an Underland disease without Underland help … if we lived down there.  And now that all you kids have been through, especially you, Gregor … " his dad didn't finish. Gregor understood.  This was tough on them but not as tough as it would if they lived up here worrying about unknown diseases or money issues or moving. "Okay," said his mom.  She got up from the table and started to fix breakfast.  "While I make our meal, you kids go pack.  I plan for us to arrive down there around noon." Gregor readily obeyed and hurried back to his room.  He gathered all his flashlights, found all the matches, the lighters, anything to do with light.  He didn't bother to pack any clothes.  They'd be burned anyway.  No wait.  There was peace with rats now so … the Underland garments were more comfortable so why waist the space?  Gregor slipped on a new pair of shoes Mrs. Cormaci had dropped off at his apartment while he was at the park with Lizzie and Boots.  Then he helped Boots pack her toys and a few minutes after three o'clock, the family was packed.  They settled at the table to eat, even his grandmother was brought to the table.   It was only after three bites did Gregor realize this was their last meal together at this very table in this very room.  He noted every detail.  The way his family poked at their food, especially his parents.  The way Boots made a small structure out of her food before gobbling it all up.  The way Lizzie stared at the centre of the table, lost in thought and the way Gregor sat there himself, slowly spooning his breakfast in his mouth without thought of the taste.  It was the most silent meal yet.  When they finished, they didn't bother with the dirty dishes.  Gregor's dad just grabbed his grandmother and his mother carried Boots and then everyone grabbed their gear before the family hustled out the door.  Gregor took one last look at the apartment.  This was the place he'd grew up in, the place that had held so many memories of laughter and family jokes.  He would never see it again.  He glanced at the note on the table addressed to Mrs. Cormaci saying they were "you-know-where" and "it's okay" and "don't worry" before he finally closed the door, separating his childhood home from himself and his family forever.  They all wanted to avoid as many people as possible so they took the staircase.  It was slow with his grandma and all but they arrived at the laundry room soon enough.  When they stopped at the base of the laundry vent, Gregor started making plans.  "Okay, I'll go first, then Lizzie, then -"  But his mother cut him off. "No, Gregor, I want you to go last and help your grandma with your father," she said. Gregor nodded, swallowing. "I'll go down with Boots and then LIzzie will come.  You and your father will help your grandmother.  Then your father and then you," his mother kneeled by the vent and held Boots tightly.  "Understand?"  She eyed Gregor. "Whatever you say, mom," Gregor shrugged. "See you soon," she whispered and Boots yelled "Bye!" before they disappeared into the white fog that were the currents. Lizzie followed, offering a small, shaky smile toward Gregor as she slid her feet into the hole. "You okay?"  Gregor asked. "Yeah," breathed Lizzie and she was gone. Then Gregor and his dad helped his grandma to the opening.  Gregor kissed her forehead before she slid down.  Then Gregor watched his dad climb into the hole.  "Are you okay Gregor?"  He asked. "Yeah, dad.  I'm fine." His dad nodded and waved before disappearing too.  Gregor then, himself, slid his body down, clutching the side.  He gave one last look at the laundry room he would never see again.  Then, he let go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are absolutely fantastic. If you loved Harry Potter than you';; love Gregr the Overlander. This series is an epic adventure from start to finish. It will make you laugh and cry, enjoyuing every minute of it. When it was over, I was sad to see the story end. I can't wait for Suzanne Collins to come out with a new series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is great book for the tweens but young & old will enjoy. The main character has a lot of heart and provides a conscious to the reader. "What would you do if you discover an underground world with scary creaures that you have to save?" All the while putting youself & family at risk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy that follows his little sister down a laundry chute and gets nocked out and when he wakes up he finds himself in a parllel universe surrounded by creatures you can only dream of in your wildest dreams in this book you will feel like your right next to gregor as you read this book from the time he in counters giant rats to the time he finds his father that been missing for over two years in other words its a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i started reading the first book i thought it was a waste of my time. But when read on it was awesome. Buy it now. Its full of action adventure and a little bit of comedy. Its the best series collins has made.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing adventure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of the different characters and their personalities. My two favorite are Ripred and Ares but I also like Howard, Luxa, Temp and Boots. Why don't they have movies for it? They wouldn't come close to the books, though. I actually cried when Ares died. So amazing! Way better than the hunger games. Thank you Collins!!!!!!!!!