Monday, September 15, 2014

The City of Ember by DuPrau

This is a "Hunger Games"/"The Giver" novel for the young adult reader.  I give it a 4 out of 5 for its age group.  I would recommend for 3rd grade and up.  I enjoyed it, but since the author originally intended it to be one book and not a trilogy, I'm going to stop with the first book.

Summary from
 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 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?

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