The People of Sparks
When the people of the underground city of Ember follow Lina and Doon to the surface, little prepares them for what they will encounter. Leaving behind the darkness that has been their home for generations, they discover a world of colour, warmth and light. The people of the small village of... show more
When the people of the underground city of Ember follow Lina and Doon to the surface, little prepares them for what they will encounter. Leaving behind the darkness that has been their home for generations, they discover a world of colour, warmth and light. The people of the small village of Sparks seem willing to help them . . . at first . . . but life on the surface has it's dark side too.
Before long the villagers of Sparks become more reluctant to share their precious resources with the strange, new underground people. Lina and Doon watch in horror as the differences between the two groups grow into resentment, anger and hate. Somehow they must help overcome the distrust and bring the people of Ember and Sparks together.
Publish date: 2006-02-02
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...