The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)

The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is such a great story for all readers but espically young readers. I loved listening to it while driving around and having my niece (7) get into the story. She would ask me questions after we quit listening to it. This story follows two young members of a sociaety that lives in a city named Ember. Lina just got job as a messenger and Doon works at the pipe works. Soon they start to realize that the city is in a bit of trouble. For you see, that the city was built many generations ago and is down to it’s last supplies, the crops are failing, and the lights are going out. The Builders forsaw this coming and left something behind, but it wasn’t discovered til it was almost too late. I can’t wait to read the next book. I highly recommend this book for readers of all ages, especially young readers. It’s easy and quick to read.

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Book Summary:
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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