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by Jeanne DuPrau, Wendy Dillon
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 2 years ago
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 were beautiful, illustrative allegories), about greed, and how having and hoarding, ...
Olivia Kadylak
Olivia Kadylak rated it 2 years ago
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...
Brianna Book's
Brianna Book's rated it 3 years ago
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 ge...
Brianna Book's
Brianna Book's rated it 3 years ago
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 ge...
Got My Book
Got My Book rated it 4 years ago
A Post-Apocalyptic MG book that refused to disappear into the back of my brain. 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 spr...
AMAITKEN.COM Book Reviews
AMAITKEN.COM Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
Light read As soon as I started this book, I realised that it would be a light read and that the writing is aimed at the young, young adults. Maybe even middle school? The text uses straightforward and plain English to explain a quite complicated story (if you read more into it). As a child, I think...
the reading chronicles
the reading chronicles rated it 4 years ago
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 5 years ago
The pacing of the book felt a little off to me on rereading. I think it's because I knew everything that was coming so there wasn't really any anticipation. Most of the logistics of the story seem to work out. It's unclear how long it took to build the City of Ember (maybe that's explained in a la...
Dancing Words
Dancing Words rated it 5 years ago
Rainy days are best spent with a book. With the wind and rain providing a comfortable lull in the air, I searched for something to read. Tired of reading thru eReaders, I looked for a physical one. Sifting through our book haul from the 36th MIBF, I found nothing suited for a day like this. Just as ...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 5 years ago
Not a bad book, but I guess I don't get the hype. I can see the appeal for kid readers, but I was a little bored at times and I just don't feel like continuing with the series.
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