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The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau
The City of Ember
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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... show more
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 before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375822742 (0375822747)
ASIN: 375822747
Publisher: Yearling
Pages no: 270
Edition language: English
Series: Book of Ember (#1)
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Cute and within kids' reach
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
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
5.0 City of Dystopia
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
5.0 City of Dystopia
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
4.0 I Couldn't Forget it: The City of Ember | Review
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...
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