Gregor the Overlander

by Suzanne Collins

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Book Information

Publication Date: September 1, 2003


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 690L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level V (GE 4.9)


Interest Level: Grades 4-7


Major Awards: ALA Notable Children's Recordings


Number of Pages: 336 pages


Approximate Word Count: 102,480 words -- The average reader will spend 6 hours and 49 minutes reading Gregor the Overlander at 250 words per minute.


Audible Book Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins


Book Themes: Right and Wrong, Horrors of War, Family


Genre: Quest, Epic Fantasy, First Book in a Series


Setting: the Underland (a Underground land miles under New York City) in modern times


Important Quote: If you are not trying to hold on to time, you are not so afraid of losing it.

Courage only counts when you can count.


First Line: Gregor had pressed his forehead against the screen for so long, he could feel a pattern of tiny cheks above his eyebrows.


Point of View: 3rd person limited to Gregor's perspective

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