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review 2018-08-04 09:08
Cute and within kids' reach
The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau

There is nothing exactly new here, just par with the genre, but I quite liked it for being a lot less bloodthirsty than usual.

 

It was cute, and hopeful. There is much about life finding a way (the pea and the worm where beautiful, illustrative allegories), about greed, and how having and hoarding, and the pleasure of it harms, about the contrast between enjoying life and being serious about things, and how both are important, and how two people claiming each of these seemingly opposite characteristics can be true friends and team up successfully, about curiosity, and dreaming and trying to find new answers to old problems.

 

What I liked the most I think, was the positive influence of most adults present. Hell, even the antagonists give Lina a self-awareness eureka moment or two, but beyond that, most adults are caring, have good advice, are trying. It's very refreshing in a children book, where adults must be either absent, unfit or uncaring for the kids to have adventures.

 

I really liked it, will recommend it to mom's library's kids, and will try to get to the rest of the saga at some point.

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review 2018-05-12 18:44
The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau

Lina and Doon live in the City of Ember. They know that the city is running low on resources and that all light will eventually burn out. Lina and Doon go on an adventure and figure out how to fix everything. The only problem is that no one will listen to them. Will Lina and Doon end up saving their city before it is too late?

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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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