Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (The Underland Chronicles, Book 2) - Suzanne  Collins
Like the first book, I'm sure 4th graders will love it. There's fun action, a fun mystery, and fun characters. Quite elementary for an adult. I'll review the series once I've finished it.

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There must be a lot of Suzanne Collins fans out there reviewing with their hearts, because there's no way the books I just read deserve the glowing reviews they are receiving. There plot holes are SO big...The dialogue is SO dry...The conflict resolution is SO lazy...I can't even see the 10-year-old crowd the books were meant for really getting into them.

Except the for the debacle of the third book, the story itself wasn't so bad. There were even some exciting parts, especially in the 5th book. But nothing could make up for the lame series ending, where Collins gave we us the same soapbox message as she tried and failed to deliver in that other series of hers. These books are written for children, remember!

Boo. I'm glad I'm done.