A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike. A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for. At the end of The City of Ember, DuPrau’s spellbinding debut, Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow, having made it safely out of their underground.

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Lists with This Book. To learn from Ma Enjoyable book, though not as good as the first. She set up some great conflicts which resulted in each group of people trying to do what was good, and yet that “good” was peoplle and causing tension.

And lastly, there is a lesson or two or more that can jeannne picked from this book. Those who enjoy young adult lit. Incidentally, I was very surprised to see so many mediocre reviews on this book!

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Sep 16, Andrew Munroe rated it really liked jjeanne. Works by Jeanne DuPrau. It helps kids to begin to fathom some of what is going on in the world today.

Read more Read less. Instead of isolating the Emberites, why not allow them to work and better the city of Sparks?

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So happy he left, though he deserved worse. The Evil Wizard Smallbone. I agree that the writing is fairly simplistic, but I actually felt that this contributed to the story, rather than being detrimental I felt the same about City of Ember.

I don’t know how to explain it, and it isn’t just the “youth” of the story, but it really does feel like reading a fairy tale full or moral and ethical lessons we all need to learn. I do believe that Lina is very ignorant and naive. The pacing in this book was better, in my opinion. Jeanne and Ethan get along well, though their interests are different. Being good is hard. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.


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The Emberites soon co “It looks as if those people have never seen the sun as they gazed deep into the Sun’s heart. I enjoyed the people’s mispronunciations of things, like “gasleen,” and, my favorite, the area known as “Sanazy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She lives in California, where it’s easy to grow everything from apples to zinnias. While it is true that the Emberites are ignorant of many things such as seasons, which become a big plot point that is not dealt with particularly realisticallyit’s also clear that they have their own special knowledge, and yet they act demoralized and the people of Sparks act superior from the get-go.

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The message was a bit heavy-handed, but I will forgive that. I liked reading about the people of Ember seeing sun for the first time, figuring out that it rises and sets–and green grass–and finding fruit growing in the wild We discuss, in comparison, the current state of affairs in our own country and contrast what happened in those two books with the very many crises that are occurring in countries now such as North Korea, the Middle East, the Ukraine. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


There are two major problems with the book I think, first that it is far less original in feel and setting — the postapocalyptic worlds of films like the “Mad Max” series, and countless SF novels from the past century aren’t ever very far off; and second, the whole premise of the arguments between the two communities rests on the notion that the leaders of Sparks are arrogant and unwilling to speak with the Emberites as equals, or even really as other intelligent people.

One would think that if there were hundreds of pre-Disaster books lying around one would peruse them to gain the missing knowledge of electricity, indoor plumbing, medicine, etc. So much of relevance to discuss in perspective of this series of books.

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Delia Sherman and Delia Sherman. There are no plots, no surprises. Y la chispa, the spark, crea el fuego que no solo da vida y luz y calor I love reading books more than once because when I do that I am able to catch many more details I may have missed the first time I read the book.

Doon feels conflicted throughout and Lina once she returns has new found knowledge into the near-destruction of humanity. And I found the “lesson” of the story at times too heavy handed and simplistic.

I found a lot of the build-up of conflict to set the stage for the peace message between the People of Ember and People of Sparks pretty dull. Buy the selected items together This item: