The People of Sparks
The People of Sparks picks up where The City of Ember leaves off. Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isn’t long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember. The Emberites soon come across a town where they are welcomed, fed,... show more
The People of Sparks picks up where The City of Ember leaves off. Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isn’t long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember. The Emberites soon come across a town where they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the town’s resources are limited and it isn’t long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When anonymous acts of vandalism push them toward violence, it’s up to Lina and Doon to discover who’s behind the vandalism and why, before it’s too late.
Publish date: May 25th 2004
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: Book of Ember (#2)
Audience As with the last book, The City of Ember, I’m taking into account the audience this book is aimed at when making my rating. Why am I doing this now? Well, I believe I was far too harsh on the Master Magician review and far too critical, which is not what I want to do. I want to analyse and ...
I don't like this one as much as The City of Ember. It answers some questions I had from the first book, and I like that it's set in northern California. But everything is a little too spelled out for me. I also don't love that this book's epigraph is from MLK's Strength to Love seeing how this is...
6/3 - I started reading this on the train this evening because my other current book was way too big to fit in my handbag and I didn't want to have to carry it in my hands for the whole night, so I chose something more compact and this was it. I managed 31 pages before I met my friend at the train s...
This was a good story, but not as good as City of Ember. From reading the other reviews of book 4, it seems like this might be a bit of a bridge between the first adventure and the last - just to fill in some basic answers like what remains of civilization, how do people sustain themselves, how the...
A stronger and more intelligent novel than its predecessor. The issues are more concrete, less abstract ("how do we get along" instead of "how do we keep the lights of our strange underground dystopia running?") and the characters are all stronger and more developed. There are still failings, cert...