A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike. A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for. At the end of The City of Ember, DuPrau’s spellbinding debut, Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow, having made it safely out of their underground.

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Pages with related products. Lina and Doon they’re just A small step taken by two very humane, young characters, with their own setbacks and mistakes and fears, but they gather enough courage to make their small steps. It’s nice that you learn small bits about the “disaster” but that is not the focus of the book. The apocalypse is only two centuries past; surely someone besides the two young heroes of the first book, Lina and Doon, would have some notion of cooperation?

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: The People of Sparks (The City of Ember) (): Jeanne DuPrau: Books

Doon saves the life of one of the people in danger, while Lina is the first to rush in and help fight the fires the fighting has sparked no pun intended.

I can’t believe that it took a couple of Emberites to embrace the idea of organizing the volumes and that it never occured to the people of Sparks to utilize this massive resource. There, they find a village named Sparks, and ask for help. I didn’t enjoy this as much as I did “The City of Ember”. The First Book of Ember. It all made me shudder with fear.


Kid, 12 years old January 31, And it would be a good conversation starter about disputes between groups of people, how they can escalate, how to dispell them, as well as appreciating generosity of others without feelings of entitlement. Customers who bought this item also bought. Discover what to read next. Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers soarks aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

When the people of Ember thought all was lost, a couple of young kids were able to find their way out of the underground, dying city.

I loved how this book brought out how important it is to help others, even if they are mean to us.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I wasn’t expecting to read this, and I’m not sure how well it moves the story. Lina and Doon have led the citizens of Ember to an exciting new world. He was a joke.

They went there separate ways and came back together at the end. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Based on 27 reviews. Whatever made the plants and animals and people spring up in the first place will always be there, and life will spring up again.


There were a lot to look forward to. Everyone died and now centuries later, with a significant portion of the population and technology kaput, they are struggling to stay alive and prople to make small adv This is a lovely series. Truly, the leaders in both Sparks and in the preceding City of Ember are exceedingly elementary in their thinking. That is one of the themes of the book because in the book they are forced to learn how to build a village of their own in order to have somewhere to stay.

It was a hard decision to make because they didn’t want to make the people go because they had no experience of building or runnings town of peoole own. Random House Publication date: Paperback – pages – Hundreds of years ago humans were jerks. The pacing in this book was better, in my opinion.

The people of this small village reluctantly agree to take in the refugees temporarily, just long enough to teach them to survive on their own. That’s what makes it hard.

I wish this didn’t preach quite so much, but I will read the last book in the trilogy because I want to see where it goes. I’m curious of how this series will continue