Gregor the Overlander (The Underland Chronicles #1)

by Suzanne Collins | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0545317932 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAzukiwing of Miami, Florida USA on 9/21/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Monday, September 21, 2020
Purchased at the library book sale because of the Hunger Games author connection.

At first I was a little disappointed, as the story starts out as the most worn, conventional, formulaic quest story: a person lands in an alternate world and is tasked with saving the world and battling the villain. Pleeeze. Okay, this is the author's first novel, so it's no surprise it's not comparable to The Hunger Games, but nonetheless... I almost gave up on the book.

But halfway through, I like it more and more. There is a depth in the characters, each with a promising backstory, a slightly different way of looking at things, that breath some fresh air into a stale boy-saves-the-world plot, and gives a peek of more awesome stories to come.

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