Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: Gregor the Overlander

This edition of Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club features the Gregor The Overlander series by Suzanne Collins of The Hunger Games fame.  In these books, eleven-year-old Gregor falls down a ventilation shaft after his baby sister and finds himself in the Underland, where humans live altered by life underground in a maze of alliances and enmities with giant bats, rats, cockroaches and other creatures.

Gregor is embraced as the prophesied Warrior of the Underlanders but as the story unfolds, Gregor learns a lot about the horrors of war and the importance of peace.

These sweet books contain a lot of bloodshed and fighting but ultimately teach a lesson of peace and respect instead.  Enjoy!

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