Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins

Title: Gregor and the Marks of Secret
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: MG (fantasy)
Why I read it/how I found it: The fourth in the Underland Chronicles.

Description:
It's only a few months since Gregor and Boots returned from the Underland, leaving their mother behind to heal from the plague. Though Gregor's family receives frequent updates on her condition, they all know Gregor must return to fulfill his role as the warrior who is key to the Underlanders' survival. Accompanied by his now-talkative little sister Boots, still considered the honorary "princess," Gregor joins forces with another princess--12-year-old Luxa--and Ripred the rat to defend the Underlanders and the vulnerable "Nibblers," or mice, from the rat army.


Review:
I feel like I say the same thing with these books. How great the characters are shaped, how the themes are so important, how high-action they are. Because it's all true! One fun thing with this one is that Gregor starts to get a crush on Luxa, which is just adorable to watch. It feels really natural to how a twelve-year-old feels with a crush. Also, this one digs deeper at choices that Gregor made in earlier books, and I think could create some pretty great discussion.


Other information: This is the fourth of a series of five. Suzanne Collins's website is here.

10 comments:

  1. I've never read this, but I loved the Hunger Games by her! I'll have to check this out! :)

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    1. I am 10 and i've read the other ones and they are really good.

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  2. Hi! it's cindy from the campaign. Just wondering if you'd like to be a part of a bloghop at the end of March. What do you think? I couldn't find your email...

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    1. I sent you an email. Definitely interested! :)

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  3. How fun! And how have I missed these? I love Suzanne Collins. Mostly jumped on board with the Hunger Games. I am going to track this series down and start with book #1! Glad you shared. I bet my son would love these :)

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  4. These sound like such fun books! I'll have to check them out. Even if Katniss isn't in them. :)

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  5. I haven't read these, and it sounds like I probably should, but I'm wondering if my brother would like them. He's constantly running out of books to read, but he's fourteen and reads a lot of older teen stuff. I'll recommend them and see what he thinks I guess. :)

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  6. Sounds like lots of fun! A great author and a very unique MG fantasy series :) Now I have to check it out.

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  7. Also - in your campaign group ;P

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