Maurice Gee's Under the mountain has struck fear into the hearts of young readers since its first publication in 1979. The book is about evil slug-like aliens who have made underground Auckland their home. They are slowly awakening and will suck the life out of planet Earth if they are not destroyed. Only red-headed twins can take them on, and one such pair, Rachel and Theo Matheson, have just arrived in Auckland. The novel was made into a television series in 1981 and a movie in 2009. Watch the trailer for the 2009 film.
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