When eleven year old Gregor follows his little
sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment, he
hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily
beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats, but the fragile peace is
about to fall apart.
Gregor wants no part of a conflict between these
creepy creatures. He just wants to find his way home. But when he discovers
that a strange prophecy foretells a role for him in the Underland’s uncertain
future, he realizes it might be the only way to solve the biggest mystery of
his life. Little does he know his quest will change him and the Underland
Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, Suzanne
Collins’ debut marked a thrilling new talent, and introduced a character no
young reader will ever forget.
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