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review 2017-04-20 04:07
City of Ember, Graphic Novel - Review
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel - Dallas Middaugh,Niklas Asker,Jeanne DuPrau

 

 

This is a great story made even better by the gorgeous artwork. I read the book a couple years ago but was never interested in the sequels. Now I find myself wondering what happens next. Maybe I will find the next book in graphic novel format too.

 

I read this as part of Booklikes-opoly as a book beginning with "C". Now that I'm finally finished, I guess I can roll again since it is still the 19th. :)

 

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photo 2017-04-16 05:07
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel - Dallas Middaugh,Niklas Asker,Jeanne DuPrau

 

 

I'm going to read City of Ember - Graphic Novel for this space. :)

Begins with the letter "C" (I hope it's ok that I'm not including the word "The")

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-02-23 19:10
City of Dystopia
The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau

This book starts out with the builders leaving a box with all the mayors so when the time is right the correct mayor will get the important information to save the city, but that changed when one took the box and died before putting it back. Lina, the main character and Doon are now old enough to get a job but with the frequent light shortage they know something is up. Lina soon finds a letter stating information on a place where they will be free and live a different type of life from the box the builders left. Finally Lina, Doon, and Lina's little sister set off into their adventure to the beautiful new world.

      I think this book has a lot of different ways to connect. I can connect to this book because like Lina I love to see different places and I would've traded my job for messenger if I got pipe works. This books relates to The Giver because it is a world that they do not control and wish that somethings were different. It doesn't relate to the world because nothing is the same except for the stores and apartments and library.

      I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about society. I would also recommend it to someone who is more mature.

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-02-23 19:09
City of Dystopia
The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau

This book starts out with the builders leaving a box with all the mayors so when the time is right the correct mayor will get the important information to save the city, but that changed when one took the box and died before putting it back. Lina, the main character and Doon are now old enough to get a job but with the frequent light shortage they know something is up. Lina soon finds a letter stating information on a place where they will be free and live a different type of life from the box the builders left. Finally Lina, Doon, and Lina's little sister set off into their adventure to the beautiful new world.

 

I think this book has a lot of different ways to connect. I can connect to this book because like Lina I love to see different places and I would've traded my job for messenger if I got pipe works. This books relates to The Giver because it is a world that they do not control and wish that somethings were different. It doesn't relate to the world because nothing is the same except for the stores and apartments and library.

 

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about society. I would also recommend it to someone who is more mature.

 

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review 2016-12-28 13:18
The Diamond of Darkhold Review
The Diamond of Darkhold - Jeanne DuPrau

Back to the future

 

I think we can just pretend like the last book never happened and carry on with the series here. However, I did notice that the tone of the book is slightly more adult than the first two in the series. I’m not sure why that is. It could just be me thinking that after reading the third book. I like that we return to Sparks and the people of Ember.

 

Characters

 

We revert to the characters Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow. They are the same as they always were, except this time it’s winter and Doon wants to help his people. So, instead of Lina sparking the idea, it’s Doon who runs the show and starts their adventure together. I quite like that it’s not always Lina being the leader.

 

We meet a few characters along the way. This time, we have a “bad” family, the Troggs. They aren’t inherently bad characters, in fact, they’re quite nice. But apparently, when you find a “gold mine”, you need to protect it and keep your family safe. This is what the Troggs do, which is why they are portrayed in such a bad light. You could say they are quite selfish.

 

We also follow Lizzie Bisco (from Ember), Torren Crane, and Kenny Parton (both from Sparks) who figure out that Lina and Doon are off on an adventure. Torren is his usual self, sneaking around and wanting to be part of the action (because he feels left out). Kenny is worried and curious about his new “big brother” and Lizzie is her selfish self (she only worries about what she looks like or who she is with).

 

Themes

 

I guess I want to touch on the subject of compassion and empathy. In this book, DuPrau stepped away from the destruction and war of the last few books and touched on compassion. We see this with the Trogg family (spoiler ahead) as they capture Doon. They feed him, keep him warm and give him a bed. Now, they could’ve done many great things, but they are friendly people inside. We also see this same compassion when (spoiler ahead) the people of Sparks take in the Trogg family and let them live in the village of Sparks.

 

Another theme in this book and the other books is the power of knowledge. There is a spoiler ahead. As Lina talks with a Trogg and draws the Trogg’s message, she also writes down a message for Doon in words, which the Troggs, having lost their education, cannot read. This is a positive message, and I do hope the children that read these books see how you can arm yourself with the knowledge to overcome obstacles.

 

Lastly, I’d like to mention that children should just be children. Here we see Lina and Doon go out on an adventure together. Obviously, they don’t care about the consequences of their actions (which should be ignored). But it’s still fun to read children discovering and solving problems.

 

Recommendation

 

If you liked the first two books in the series, please do get this book. It follows in a similar vein to the others and has the adventurous spirit that the first two had. I like the characters Doon and Lina and how they mix. I also like the post-apocalyptic world that DuPrau has created. It’s simple and not so negative like a few other books I’ve read lately. If you’re just reading this and haven’t read the other book reviews in the series, then I recommend getting books 1, 2, and 4. Book 3 can be skipped.

Source: www.amaitken.com/book-review/the-diamond-of-darkhold-review
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