City of Ember (The First Book of Ember), The

Jeanne DuPrau
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.


Reviewed: 2020-05-27
A little bit of adventure, a little bit of (indirect, childlike) romance, and a great setting.
Reviewed: 2020-05-24
This is a great series for a young reader with a high reading skill. I wish that this series had been available to me when I was 10 or 11, because it is really a perfect mix of higher reading level and concepts while still feeling distinctly made for a younger audience (much like the early Harry Potter books). I recommended this to my younger cousin, and I recommend this book to any parent of a 10-13 year old child who is starting to look for more challenging books.
Reviewed: 2018-10-31

There was a girl named Lina she, and her friend Doon lived in the City of Ember. They found a Note that look very inportant they called it the instruccions. They whent in to the piperworks, and found a room full of supplies. Then they found a way out of Ember, and discover they were underground. Then the rest of the cinzents of Ember got out too. Then they found a villege, and decided to stay, and recover there.

I loved this book, but it was a little bit boring at first because there was a lot of pages that were explaining the City of Ember. But if you got more into it it started to get very exting, and mysterious. It is a very good book because it was intresting, and intriguing. I really recomend this book. 

Reviewed: 2017-12-07
This was more of a YA book, but still enjoyable. The beginning was kind of slow to develop and it wasn't until about halfway through the book that the action started to really get underway. I really enjoyed the ending. A little predictable, but the proper end for the story, and left room for sequels.
Reviewed: 2017-09-28
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
Reviewed: 2016-02-27
I liked what I read -- several years ago..
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