Saturday, April 10, 2010
ReadAthon April 2010 - Update 1 - Gregor The Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Dare I say this was better than the Hunger Games? And I loved the Hunger Games. Gregor and his baby sister, Boots, are pulled into an underground world full of rats, roaches, spiders, and other creatures. And also humans. They believe Gregor has been sent to them to fulfill the Prophecy of Gray. He just wants to find his dad and go home. Gregor is caring and quick to act for those he loves, so he agrees to be "the warrior", though he doesn't believe it in his heart. They set out on a quest that involves much adventure and many great sayings.
"The hardest lesson for a soldier to learn is to obey an order he believes to be wrong" -isn't that the case for teaching too?
"He didn't have room inside him for any more unspoken words." - that's when I first cried.
Throughout the story, Collins reminds us that "where there is life there is hope". We should keep believing in the future and keep moving forward into it. Great book! Highly recommended. I will be pushing this one to all grades when we go back!
Title of book(s) read since last update:
Gregor The Overlander - Book 1 in The Underland Chronicles
Number of books read since you started: 1
Pages read since last update:160
Running total of pages read since you started: 160
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 112 min
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 112 min
Other participants you’ve visited: none