Gregor the Overlander is Suzanne Collins first novel. She was inspired to write this book when she wondered what city kids thought of Alice in Wonderland. When you live in the city there is more of chance of you falling down a manhole than a rabbit hole. Even if you did you won't find a tea party.
Suzanne Collins later wrote The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mocking Jay bestselling novels.
WARNING FOR CHRISTIAN READERS: There is mention of a neighbor who practices astrology. There is mild teenage romance in the last book in the series.
I recommend it for people over ten years of age.
This is what it is about......When eleven year old Gregor follows his two year old sister through a grate in their apartment's laundry room in New York, he falls into the dark Underland beneath New York city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, cockroaches, bats, and the evil rats-but the fragile peace is falling apart.
Gregor wants no part in the conflict between these creepy creatures. He just wants to get back home to his mother. But when he discovers that a strange prophecy foretells a role in the Underland that seems to be his he decided this is the only way to solve the biggest mystery of his life. Little does he know his quest will change his and the Underland's fate forever.