My lovely and eloquent ten-year-old son likes sharing his opinions on books. He also enjoys being interviewed. Having just finished Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins, he suggested I ask him some questions and post the answers on Literary Lunchbox. He's not shy, my kid.
Before the interview started he promised to make his answers sound professional. Phew!
Can you please give me a synopsis of Gregor the Overlander?
What is a synopsis?
Okay, can you please give me a summary of Gregor the Overlander?
It is about a kid named Gregor who falls into an air duct and is transported to a world that is ruled by giant spiders, cockroaches, rats and bats.
What is the name of this other world?
Who are the main characters?
Gregor - a human boy (the protagonist)
Boots - Gregor's two-year-old sister
Vikus - another human who got lost in The Underworld
Queen Luxa - queen of the bats
Temp - a boy cockroach who is a friend of Gregor's and thinks Boots is a princess
Tick - a girl cockroach who is a friend of Gregor's and thinks Boots is a princess
King Gorger - king of the rats. (the antagonist)
Who are the bad guys?
The rats are the bad guys, but the spiders can be a little bit irritating, too.
Were the characters believable?
Yes. I could imagine them in the real world.
Who is the audience for this book?
I believe people going through adolescence. I think they'd enjoy a book like this.
To whom would you recommend this book?
I would recommend this book to fans of The Hunger Games series because it was written by the same author.
If you were to compare Gregor the Overlander to another book or series, what would it be? Why?
I can't compare this book to any other because it is so unique and mysterious. It does remind me a bit of The City of Ember.
Gregor the Overlander is the first book in a series. Will you read the rest?
I will read the rest because the ending left me in suspense.
Any final comments?
Gregor the Overlander is a very, very good book. I hope some of my friends read it so we can improve our relationship by talking about this book.