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The City of Ember By Jeanne DuPrau The City of Ember Many hundreds of years ago the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival It worked but now the storerooms are almost out of food crops are blighted c

  • Title: The City of Ember
  • Author: Jeanne DuPrau
  • ISBN: 9780375822742
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • The City of Ember By Jeanne DuPrau Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival It worked but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all the lights are failing Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness But when two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragmMany hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival It worked but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all the lights are failing Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness But when two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone Will the people of Ember listen to them
    The City of Ember By Jeanne DuPrau

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    1. Patrick on said:

      Maybe 18 months ago, I came out of my office to find my 5 year old son laying in the hallway reading a book.He wasn t just flipping through a picture book, either He was actually reading it A book with all words and no pictures.This was that book He d read it with his mom a over a month s worth of bedtimes Then, of his own volition while walking through the hallway, he d pulled it off the shelf, sat down, and started to read it again.That s a recommendation beyond anything I can give it About a [...]

    2. Eric on said:

      The City of Ember is a young adult novel that is a fantastic allegory for spiritual awakening, though I have no idea if it was intended as such The story is of a girl who lives in an underground and completely self contained city created by the Builders The population of the city knows of nothing outside the city, in fact, though they speak English many of the words in it like sky are not understood in any terms but metaphorically The problem is that the city is falling apart, the lights are goi [...]

    3. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum on said:

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    4. Jon on said:

      DuPrau makes a typical first time novelist mistake throughout this book she doesn t trust her reader to infer In other words, she often over explains, following up dialogue and action sequences with redundant descriptions of a character s take on what just happened Another disappointment is that the mystery of Ember unfolds in an entirely predictable manner There are no great surprises DuPrau s characterization of Doon is one dimensional His spurts of rage create the only complexity in an otherw [...]

    5. Cait (Paper Fury) on said:

      Okay, but excuse meI THINK MY BOOK WAS MISSING THE FINALE collapses screaming Just so you know, this has a really INTENSE cliffhanger I have so many questions I need book 2 asap I really liked this story, I did, but I didn t love it I had a lot of quibbles Because I m a quibbler, okay And that stops me from bumping it up to a higher rating but I still rather loved it I also adore the movie and have a sever crush on Lina s shirt YES I do No shame I love her shirtIS SHIRT GIVE IT TO ME, SOMEONE Ah [...]

    6. Miss Nuding C8B on said:

      This books makes you appreciate even the smallest of things that you may take for granted I look forward to seeing how the movie compares with the book

    7. Shelly on said:

      My 12 year old son just knew I would love this book He s been hounding me to read it since early last spring Finally, I have read it and Jacob my son was right Omigosh What first hooked me were the vivid character descriptions that show than tell, so the reader can draw their own conclusions The story is told in third person, limited in two different perspectives Lina Mayfleet, twelve years old, sat winding a strand of her long, dark hair around her finger, winding and unwinding it again and ag [...]

    8. Christine on said:

      This is for my book report The City of Ember is all about these two regular kids saving their city Doon and Lina had never thought of being twelve years old and getting jobs Lina orriginaly got chosen to work in the sewers as a pipework s laborer,but Doon knew being a messenger wouldn t do anything to help save the city, so he traded with Lina Luckily, Lina just so happened to be a super fast runner and that s why she thought messenger would be a perfect job for her Doon wasn t the kind of boy w [...]

    9. Olivier Delaye on said:

      Before The Hunger Games 2008 there was The City of Ember 2003.Well, that s not exactly true because, to be completely honest about it, before HG there were the Japanese novel 1999 and then movie 2000 Battle Royale from which only the blind would say that HG isn t based upon or at least heavily inspired by Which, don t get me wrong, is totally fine inspiration comes in every shape and form, and if a great book movie inspired HG author Suzanne Collins to write a great series, then power to her an [...]

    10. JonathanT on said:

      HEY LOOK WHO FINALLY READ THIS xD Confession I actually saw the movie first But I don t remember nearly anything from the movie SO I THINK WE RE GOOD Anyways, I ve been meaning to read this one for a while, and I m super glad I finally stopped procrastinating it This was really fun and bouncy and intriguing and I LOVED the storyline Although it maybe felt just a little creepy for an MG book Maybe that s just me though It was an easy read, and fairly fast paced The plot was really simplistic and [...]

    11. Marvin on said:

      I am sort of a late comer with Young Adult novels I blame it on my age When I was a teenager in the 60s there was no real level between children and adult literature Teen literature was a bit of a no man s land I didn t realize there might actually be real literature in YA until I read the Harry Potter series Since then, I ve dabble a bit with the genre and discovered some gems The Hunger Games series, Gaiman s The Graveyard Book, and Dan Wells John Wayne Cleaver series Of course there are plent [...]

    12. Kate Willis on said:

      This year I rediscovered The City of Ember Watching the movie with my siblings reminded me how much I loved the books, and I decided to start the series again This time since I already knew the story I was free to slow down and enjoy every aspect of it I could feel the impending doom of Ember with the rust and the mold and the damp and the blackouts I could feel what it was like to hold your breath and count until the lights came back on with the absolute terror of not knowing where you were and [...]

    13. Angela Delgado on said:

      I didn t realize what the biggest problem with this book was until I had finished it which, thankfully, only took about an hour from start to finish The biggest problem is that the entire city, society, economy, and all, feels like it was only created to give the main characters something to do with their time.It seems impossible to me that a city could exist for 200 years with no innovations, no improvements, no advancements, nothing They re all dependent on a dwindling stock of canned goods an [...]

    14. Michael on said:

      I asked my best friend what kinds of books his children were reading I m always looking for books for my niece and he said his oldest son had read and enjoyed the City of Ember series So much so that he d passed them along to his parents, who had read them and found them interesting as well Add to it a movie coming out and I decided I would give the series a try.The City of Ember exists inside the darkness, where it s always night Darkness is held at bay twelve hours a day by artifical light, th [...]

    15. Jennifer on said:

      The City of Ember is an engaging children s fiction novel that introduces young readers to courageous characters who take steps to make change happen The author Jeanne DuPrau writes age appropriate fantasy dystopia with mystery, action, adventure, and an exciting cliffhanger that keeps kids interested in the series My son absolutely LOVES this book Loves it so much he doesn t want to watch the film adaption for fear of ruining his reading experience he has learned this lesson early in life LOL A [...]

    16. PaigeBookdragon on said:

      I totally forgot that this book exist It s been years since I ve read this but I can still remember how I enjoyed this one so much Might do a reread soon

    17. Pooja on said:

      I wish I had read this book some time before.Lina and Doon are intelligent and curious, which makes the story interesting.The letter in the end of this book was thrilling to read.

    18. Alice on said:

      This juvenile allegory reminded me greatly of The Giver Just as at the start of The Giver, the young people of the community of Ember receive their future work assignments, a device which quickly pulls the young reader into the story Now almost adults, Lina and Doon are able to view their community with fresh eyes, and discover that the generator, the source of electric power on which the town depends, is soon to be exhausted This will plunge the city into complete darkness The children discover [...]

    19. Arybo ✨ on said:

      Solo verso la fine si scopre che la protagonista ha 12 anni Yeeeeeeh In effetti, scritto un po troppo semplicemente.

    20. Megan on said:

      I really really love the idea of a post disaster society of people living underground And I especially love the idea of reading about that society several generations in, where they no longer remember what daylight is, or why the city they live in is theren or even where exactly their city is I like the idea of this society making up their own myths about the dark and having new origin stories and singing songs amid candles lit against the ever present night However, all those enchanting pieces [...]

    21. Deborah Markus on said:

      A terrific book, simply and beautifully written I like books that make it clear there is or could be, or should be a sequel in the works, but that don t drive the reader out of her mind by not answering any of the questions raised at the very beginning I m sure it s not just YA books that often do this, but they re what I m reading most lately Also, I was glad to see lots and lots of female characters of all ages, interests, and abilities and I don t think anyone s accusing this of being a girl [...]

    22. Owen on said:

      I m currently reading this book, I was at the library and just picked it up not really knowing what it was about Anyway, as soon as I started reading it I couldn t stop It s one of those books that you cant put down Infact I have been late for school a few days because I stay up so late reading it.It s not a very large book But the story is incredible From what i ve read so far it is about a girl who lives in a strange city called Ember, where there is no such thing as the sun The whole city is [...]

    23. Mrs. Riding on said:

      This was my first book to read on the Kindle This futuristic story about twelve year olds Doon and Lina was wonderful I felt just like the guy from hoped that I would while reading on the Kindle, that I would forget the medium and enjoy the story Twelve year olds have such a simple world, even when confronted with big issues When I told my own children how much I enjoyed the story I heard, Oh, yeah That s a good book I read it last year I wonder why I didn t pick it up then I ve heard that book [...]

    24. Aisyah(´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡ on said:

      My first dystopian novel It has great character building, interesting story, and also the concept of Ember itself is intriguing Note one star off for being slow at times that I find myself struggling to finish it.Would recommend to people who love a good YA dystopian novel without any insta love thrown in.

    25. Simcsa on said:

      3.5 starsThe city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she s sure it holds a secret that will save the city She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever I suppose The City of Ember would be a good choice for children 9 13 years old and if I was younger I would appreciate it much .My main problem I was al [...]

    26. Elise (TheBookishActress) on said:

      This book is honestly fairly meh The action is slightly lukewarm in fact, nothing much happens for ages The characters are nothing special Lila and Doon are both flat as can be In general, the book is just fairly meh That being said, there s something fairly entertaining about this book It s got that sweet emotional realness of so many middle grade books I wouldn t read this as an adult, but for middle grade readers, this is definitely a solid read.

    27. Jennifer on said:

      Been wanting to read this for a long time I saved the movie in my DVR forever because I prefer to read the book first Enjoyed it but it ends pretty open so I ll definitely need to continue with the series.

    28. Britt on said:

      I enjoyed this book, though it did have some bothersome bits don t they all It was very predictable, but that didn t really take away from the enjoyment of the story except when I got annoyed with the characters for being about 5 steps behind me, but then I m not the target audience We are expected to accept some things without questioning, and certain events that should be dealt with on a deeper level are just brushed over For instance, Lina s grandmother dies, and she hardly seems to notice So [...]

    29. George Jankovic on said:

      I enjoyed this middle grade dystopian novel The writing was good and so was the plot Two main characters had to figure out a message with incomplete content so you re trying to do it along with them And I liked the world and what it tells us about our own Some reviewers didn t like or understand the ending To me it was pretty cool and certainly clear If I was excited about the main characters Lina and Doon, I would ve given it five stars Enjoy

    30. Jonathan Terrington on said:

      There are some books which, when you read them, hold you in a spell with their unique charm and voice This was one of those children s books, read at a time in which I devoured everything considered suitable reading I ve never read the sequels however as the way in which this book ended was left open to my imagination and to continue in such a way would ruin the magic of this novel Recommended out of that nostalgic time known as childhood.

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