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The City of Ember a novel by Jeanne DuPrau

A novel by Jeanne DuPrau about the aftermath of World War

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A Young People's Version of Logan's Run!

  • May 6, 2009
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This book is a lot like Logan's Run (the movie) in that it deals with an enclosed city set up by unknown guardians in which the populace has no idea that there is really anything outside their world.

After a holocaust, a group of future planners build Ember, a totally enclosed city, which will be supplied for 200 years. The planners provide instructions for the populace, which will only become available at that time. One problem, the instructions seem to be misplaced over the years. Thus, after 200 years have passed, supplies start to run low and things like the lighting seem to break down frequently.

Doon and Lina, two young people, stumble on the instructions and need to decipher them and save the populace before all the lights in Ember go out for good.

The book is well written and though it is fairly short, packs a lot of story into its pages. I highly recommend this book as well as a similar book about the future by Lois Lowry called The Giver.

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Quick Tip by . October 12, 2010
inver read the book, or even heard of it but i did pick up the movie at my local Redbox. it was really cute, an excellent kid friendly film.
Quick Tip by . October 05, 2010
I really enjoyed this and thought it was very well written.
review by . May 21, 2010
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What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?      City of Ember is a well crafted tale. I was compelled by the courage and fears of the people of the City of Ember. I saw many parallels between the visceral darkness descending on Ember and the inevitable social/economic collapse of our own global system. The children heroes of Ember are very real in their quirks, angst, and instinctual dreams of a better world.      Who would you recommend this reading …
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Amazing concept!
review by . June 26, 2010
This novel is very unique. It tells the story of a whole underground civilization, but they don't know they live underground. It's just where they live. And the lights have been flickering recently....and it's time for them to go back to the surface, but a foolish mayor years before lost the instructions of what to do. So it's left up to some clever young adults to figure things out.   It's an easy read and pretty fast-paced. It's great for young adults because …
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
I had dreams about this book after I finished it in one day!
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
Enjoyable. I'd like to read the rest of the series sometime.
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