City of Ember (Books of Ember), The

Jeanne DuPrau
NOW A MAJOR motion picture starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Saoirse Ronan, and Harry Treadaway! This tie-in edition of The City of Ember features a movie-art cover and an 8-page photo insert. Jeanne DuPrau’s instant classic tells the story of the great, underground city of Ember, designed as a last refuge for the human race. But when the storerooms run out of food and the lights begin to fail, it’s up to two teens, Lina and Doon, to decipher the fragments of an ancient parchment and find a way out of Ember.


Reviewed: 2019-06-20

School ibrary journal: gr 4-7, engaging novel

Kirkus and common sense media: no issues, age 9-13

Reviewed: 2016-07-05
Reviewed: 2016-05-31
Last Wednesday I saw that this book had the highest number of reviews on Shelfari so decided to give it a go. So glad I did. It is a great read with an intriguing setting, likeable characters, greedy politicians, resourceful protagonists and life-threatening urgency. It took me a while to get into the book, but once I did it kept me captivated to the last page and left me wanting to read the sequel. A compelling read!
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