Publication Date: September 1, 2003
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 690L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level V (GE 4.9)
Interest Level: Grades 4-7
Major Awards: ALA Notable Children's Recordings
Number of Pages: 336 pages
Approximate Word Count: 102,480 words -- The average reader will spend 6 hours and 49 minutes reading Gregor the Overlander at 250 words per minute.
Audible Book Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Book Themes: Right and Wrong, Horrors of War, Family
Genre: Quest, Epic Fantasy, First Book in a Series
Setting: the Underland (a Underground land miles under New York City) in modern times
If you are not trying to hold on to time, you are not so afraid of losing it.
Courage only counts when you can count.
First Line: Gregor had pressed his forehead against the screen for so long, he could feel a pattern of tiny cheks above his eyebrows.
Point of View: 3rd person limited to Gregor's perspective