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.

Reviews

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: 2017-08-29
Book Description 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: 2017-01-26

A new favorite -- exciting and engaging from beginning to end!

Reviewed: 2016-02-27
I liked what I read -- several years ago..
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