Gregor the Overlander is a story focused around a boy named Gregor and his two year old sister named Boots. Early on in the book Gregor and his sister fall down a hole in their laundry room that leads to a place called the Underland where people, giant bats, giant roaches, and many other creatures live. The Underlanders believe that Gregor is the one that will fulfill the prophesy of helping the humans defeat the rats. Gregor then goes on this journey with many others to defeat the rats and rescue his father that disappeared a few years ago.
Now for what we talked about during book club. We questioned how the humans could have adapted to have purple eyes in Underland, and how were the first humans able to survive down there. We also wondered how the roaches were able to grow so big. Lastly we discussed if the first guy who decided to move to the Underland was crazy.
I have had a few jobs in my life that I didn't enjoy: detassling corn, working in a small motor parts factory, framing pictures, serving food, and rejecting bad eggs in an egg factory. Today, I take part in a book club for teens and I love every minute of it.