February 2011

Gregor and the Marks of Secret

The fourth installment of Suzanne Collins’ remarkable Underland Chronicles, Gregor and the Marks of Secret, is a very different road from the previous ones that Gregor and his sister, Boots, have traveled. No prophecy predates their adventure in this book, though one that may have foretold it is later revealed through a nursery rhyme. Gregor and Boots simply come to Underland in this book to visit their mother off and on while she heals from the plague started in the previous book—as well as to attend little Hazard’s birthday party. (Spoilers ahead.)