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The City of Ember

by Jeanne DuPrau

In a land of darkness one light shines. That light is Ember. Ember is a city only lit by lamps and those lamps are going out.

A girl named Lina and a boy named Doon try to find a way out of Ember and find much more then they expected to find.

Average: 5 (2 votes)
submitted by Johnna D., age 12
(November 26, 2008 - 6:51 pm)

Doon and Lina, friends turned... cordial, must reunite and join together to save their beloved ( and what they believe the only) town, Ember. Using Doon's access to the tunnels, they must unlock the mysteries to a box more than two hundred years old, a box that should've been opened long ago, and a box that holds the key to escape from their dying city.

submitted by Savannah D. and Aman, age 10+11, Palm Harbor FL.
(November 29, 2008 - 7:37 pm)

I found this book a bit confusing and dull, and I couldn't even finish "the people of sparks"! It was so monotonous and boring, and when there was action, the descrpition was lacking in the detail area.Innocent 

submitted by Koffee, age 12, OR
(January 20, 2009 - 11:25 pm)

Koffee (or should I say Annika), this series isn't for people who think action is important in in a good story, although I do think there was way too much focus on the moral in The Prophet Of Yonwood. It's not a page-turner; it's just the kind of thing to read when you want to relax.

submitted by Ima Bookworm
(April 16, 2009 - 8:50 pm)

OMG THIS BOOK IS SOOOOOOO GOOD!LaughingLaughingLaughing Please read it!!!!!!!Smile

submitted by Me, age 5
(April 22, 2009 - 5:54 pm)

I agree with Koffee. I couldn't even finish it.

submitted by Mary W., age 11.25, NJ
(May 3, 2009 - 6:29 pm)

How could you read that book at five years old *scoffs*? That's impossible!

submitted by Ima Bookworm
(May 25, 2009 - 1:59 pm)

I watched the movie, and want to read the book!

submitted by Rebecca L., age 11, b
(November 11, 2009 - 3:27 pm)