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Another excellent adventure with Gregor and friends in the under world.Compelling page turner that maintains the level of sympathy and interest of the young/old reader with a fast moving tale told in straitforward style.
This book in Collins's series continues to offer readers a fast-paced, suspenseful, and gripping plot. The reader is compelled forward as the characters engage one crisis after another. It truly is a very enjoyable experience. However, I continue to have two problems with this series. First, the age of the main character diminishes the ability of the reader to accept the text unquestioningly. The character's age interferes with the reader's ability to suspend disbelief. At 11, Gregor is physically and emotionally unable to do what his creator requires of him. Collins even openly addresses the age issue in the text, but she offers no resolution to the problem because there can be none. Second, readers must be mature enough to handle the very graphic nature of several aspects of the text. The plague descriptions, the trip through the jungle, and the battle with the ants are the three plot points that are unsuited to readers who are the age of the main character. I will continue to recommend this text to my adult friends, but I will caution those with children to consider the maturity of their impressionable youth before handing it over to them. The bottom line is that Gregor should be at least 13 and his readers should be as well.
The Underland Cronicles #3 gregor and the Curse of the warmbloods was an easy read and very entertaining. I read the entire series and as soon as I finished one book it was time to purchase the next one. I began reading these books because I thought Suzanne Collins was such a great author, I completely fell in love with the hunger games. These books while aimed at a slightly younger audience did not disappoint. If you liked Hunger Games, give this series a try. You'll love it, I know I did.
My son likes this whole series. My take - Suzanne Collins - fragment queen.
I'm just the messenger here as a parent, haven't read much of them, but I can tell there is an essence of these stories being 3/4 or 7/8 baked, like time was running out, and an ending had to be plowed under quickly.
Great ending to a fun series. I teach third grade, and this series is a bit heavy for that age. It's perfect for about the 5th grade group, both girls and boys. If you have kids who liked Harry Potter, they'd probably enjoy this series.