Friday, May 30, 2008

Gregor and the Code of Claw (book review)

Gregor and the Code of Claw, by Suzanne Collins, is the fifth and final book of the Gregor series. Gregor, a normal kid from New York City, now feels at home in the strange underground world full of giant cockroaches, rats, mice, and bats. But that is about to change. A war between the humans and rats is quickly approaching, and it is a war to end all wars. Even more, there is a new prophecy and (you guessed it) this one also features Gregor. But this prophecy isn't like the others. And for another thing, it proves to be even more misleading than the prophecies usually are. For another thing, it calls for Gregor's death.

While Gregor and his "girlfriend", the intrepid princess Luxa, are off fighting in the war, in the capital of Regalia, Gregor's sister and a team of code crackers are struggling as well. They are desperately trying to crack a code that will help the humans come out victorious. Poor Lizzy now finds the fate of Regalia...and of her older brother... in her hands!

This book was probably the best of them all, which is hard to believe. I loved the amount of suspense in this book, and the plot was excellent. I am really sad that the series is over, but glad that I read the book. The ending was also very unexpected, sad, and yet happy in a strange way.