Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 93 reviews

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age 8+

My 7 year old daughter’s favorite book!

We got the audio books for the series and it’s my 7 year old’s favorite books! She is listening to the entire series a third time now. There are scary and sad parts, including battles and a war and some characters don’t make it. But there are a lot of fun fantasy type characters, the books are exciting with a little humor mixed in, there are good messages throughout, and my daughter absolutely loves the very cute two year old character “boots”!

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Too much violence
age 5+

Positive Messages!

Let me start by saying, this book isn't just for little kids. I first read the series when I was 15 and still thoroughly enjoyed it. There are plenty of messages about treating each other equally and anti-violence messages too, without throwing it in your face. Gregor is a great role-model who loves and cares for his family, he's a middle-grade character that is actually likeable! I definitely recommend reading this book series to your children! And, even if you're not a child yourself, you'll definitely find yourself loving it!

This title has:

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Great messages
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