Saturday, June 27, 2009

Gregor the Overlander

     No, Suzanne Collins, the author of Gregor the Overlander, is not related to me (At least not as far as I know) so when I evaluate her book my opinion is unbiased. 
     The book is a good one.
    This sci-fi fantasy for middle grade kids is about an exciting and believable world, dark and scary enough to keep the pages turning. The characters, human and otherwise, are realistic and I cared what happened to them. I especially liked "Boots," the little sister who acted like many two-year-olds I've met but wasn't just there to be cute. Her behavior caused some important incidents in the plot. 
     Gregor the Overlander is the first in a series. Unlike some series books I've read, the plot comes to a satisfying conclusion but it still leaves possibilities open for future books. Kids who like excitement will probably enjoy reading it.

4 comments:

C Lee said...

Thanks for the review. I have a young reader who will get this book for his summer reading.

Janet Ann Collins said...

I'm glad it was helpful.

Linda Covella said...

I've heard of the book, after your review I'll have to pick it up. Thanks!

Janet Ann Collins said...

You're welcome, Linda. Thanks for commenting.