The City of Ember

The City of Ember 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

  • Title: The City of Ember
  • Author: Jeanne DuPrau
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 offersThe 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.

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    1. Maybe 18 months ago, I came out of my office to find my 5 year old son laying in the hallway reading a book.He wasn't just flipping through a picture book, either. He was actually reading it. A book with all words and no pictures.This was that book. He'd read it with his mom a over a month's worth of bedtimes. Then, of his own volition while walking through the hallway, he'd pulled it off the shelf, sat down, and started to read it again.That's a recommendation beyond anything I can give it. * * [...]

    2. The City of Ember is a young adult novel that is a fantastic allegory for spiritual awakening, though I have no idea if it was intended as such. The story is of a girl who lives in an underground and completely self-contained city created by the “Builders.” The population of the city knows of nothing outside the city, in fact, though they speak English many of the words in it like “sky” are not understood in any terms but metaphorically. The problem is that the city is falling apart, the [...]

    3. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum says:

      Σε αυτό το βιβλίο γραμμένο με ξεχωριστή δεξιοτεχνία ξετυλίγεται το κουβάρι της ανθρώπινης εξέλιξης σε συνθήκες εξαιρετικά δύσκολες για την ύπαρξη και την συνέχιση του ανθρώπινου είδους. Το μήνυμα που πέρναει ειναι η θέληση για ζωή, ο φόβος μπροστά σε έναν επικείμενο αφανι [...]

    4. DuPrau makes a typical first-time novelist mistake throughout this book: she doesn’t trust her reader to infer. In other words, she often over-explains, following up dialogue and action sequences with redundant descriptions of a character’s take on what just happened. Another disappointment is that the mystery of Ember unfolds in an entirely predictable manner. There are no great surprises. DuPrau's characterization of Doon is one dimensional. His spurts of rage create the only complexity in [...]

    5. Okay, but excuse meI THINK MY BOOK WAS MISSING THE FINALE?!?! *collapses screaming* Just so you know, this has a really INTENSE cliffhanger. I have so many questions!! I need book 2 asap!! I really liked this story, I did, but I didn't love it. I had a lot of quibbles? Because I'm a quibbler, okay? And that stops me from bumping it up to a higher rating but I still rather loved it. I also adore the movie and have a sever crush on Lina's shirt. YES. I do. No shame. I love her shirtIS SHIRT. GIVE [...]

    6. This books makes you appreciate even the smallest of things that you may take for granted. I look forward to seeing how the movie compares with the book!

    7. My 12 year old son just knew I would love this book. He's been hounding me to read it since early last spring. Finally, I have read it and Jacob (my son) was right. Omigosh. What first hooked me were the vivid character descriptions that show more than tell, so the reader can draw their own conclusions. The story is told in third person, limited in two different perspectives. Lina Mayfleet, twelve years old, sat "winding a strand of her long, dark hair around her finger, winding and unwinding it [...]

    8. (This is for my book report) "The City of Ember" is all about these two regular kids saving their city. Doon and Lina had never thought of being twelve years old and getting jobs. Lina orriginaly got chosen to work in the sewers as a pipework's laborer,but Doon knew being a messenger wouldn't do anything to help save the city, so he traded with Lina. Luckily, Lina just so happened to be a super fast runner and that's why she thought messenger would be a perfect job for her. Doon wasn't the kind [...]

    9. Before The Hunger Games (2008) there was The City of Ember (2003).Well, that’s not exactly true because, to be completely honest about it, before HG there were the Japanese novel (1999) and then movie (2000) Battle Royale from which only the blind would say that HG isn’t based upon or at least heavily inspired by. Which, don’t get me wrong, is totally fine; inspiration comes in every shape and form, and if a great book/movie inspired HG author Suzanne Collins to write a great series, then [...]

    10. HEY LOOK WHO FINALLY READ THIS. xD Confession: I actually saw the movie first. But I don't remember nearly anything from the movie??? SO I THINK WE'RE GOOD. Anyways, I've been meaning to read this one for a while, and I'm super glad I finally stopped procrastinating it! This was really fun and bouncy and intriguing and I LOVED the storyline. Although it maybe felt just a little creepy for an MG book? Maybe that's just me though. It was an easy read, and fairly fast-paced. The plot was really sim [...]

    11. I am sort of a late-comer with Young Adult novels. I blame it on my age. When I was a teenager in the 60s there was no real level between children and adult literature. Teen literature was a bit of a no man's land. I didn't realize there might actually be real literature in YA until I read the Harry Potter series. Since then, I've dabble a bit with the genre and discovered some gems: The Hunger Games series, Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, and Dan Wells' John Wayne Cleaver series. Of course there a [...]

    12. This year I rediscovered The City of Ember. Watching the movie with my siblings reminded me how much I loved the books, and I decided to start the series again. This time since I already knew the story I was free to slow down and enjoy every aspect of it. I could feel the impending doom of Ember with the rust and the mold and the damp and the blackouts. I could feel what it was like to hold your breath and count until the lights came back on with the absolute terror of not knowing where you were [...]

    13. I didn't realize what the biggest problem with this book was until I had finished it - which, thankfully, only took about an hour from start to finish. The biggest problem is that the entire city, society, economy, and all, feels like it was only created to give the main characters something to do with their time.It seems impossible to me that a city could exist for 200+ years with no innovations, no improvements, no advancements, nothing. They're all dependent on a dwindling stock of canned goo [...]

    14. I asked my best friend what kinds of books his children were reading (I'm always looking for books for my niece) and he said his oldest son had read and enjoyed the City of Ember series. So much so that he'd passed them along to his parents, who had read them and found them interesting as well. Add to it a movie coming out and I decided I would give the series a try.The City of Ember exists inside the darkness, where it's always night. Darkness is held at bay twelve hours a day by artifical ligh [...]

    15. The City of Ember is an engaging children's fiction novel that introduces young readers to courageous characters who take steps to make change happen. The author Jeanne DuPrau writes age-appropriate fantasy/dystopia with mystery, action, adventure, and an exciting cliffhanger that keeps kids interested in the series. My son absolutely LOVES this book! Loves it so much he doesn't want to watch the film adaption for fear of ruining his reading experience (he has learned this lesson early in life L [...]

    16. I totally forgot that this book exist. It's been years since I've read this but I can still remember how I enjoyed this one so much. Might do a reread soon :)

    17. I wish I had read this book some time before.Lina and Doon are intelligent and curious, which makes the story interesting.The letter in the end of this book was thrilling to read.

    18. This juvenile allegory reminded me greatly of The Giver. Just as at the start of The Giver, the young people of the community of Ember receive their future work assignments, a device which quickly pulls the young reader into the story. Now almost adults, Lina and Doon are able to view their community with fresh eyes, and discover that the generator, the source of electric power on which the town depends, is soon to be exhausted. This will plunge the city into complete darkness. The children disc [...]

    19. Solo verso la fine si scopre che la protagonista ha 12 anni. Yeeeeeeh. In effetti, è scritto un po' troppo semplicemente.

    20. I really really love the idea of a post-disaster society of people living underground. And I especially love the idea of reading about that society several generations in, where they no longer remember what daylight is, or why the city they live in is theren- or even where exactly their city is. I like the idea of this society making up their own myths about 'the dark' and having new origin stories and singing songs amid candles lit against the ever-present night. However, all those enchanting p [...]

    21. A terrific book, simply and beautifully written. I like books that make it clear there is (or could be, or should be) a sequel in the works, but that don't drive the reader out of her mind by not answering any of the questions raised at the very beginning. (I'm sure it's not just YA books that often do this, but they're what I'm reading most lately.) Also, I was glad to see lots and lots of female characters of all ages, interests, and abilities -- and I don't think anyone's "accusing" this of b [...]

    22. I'm currently reading this book, I was at the library and just picked it up not really knowing what it was about. Anyway, as soon as I started reading it I couldn't stop. It's one of those books that you cant put down. Infact I have been late for school a few days because I stay up so late reading it.It's not a very large book. But the story is incredible!From what i've read so far it is about a girl who lives in a strange city called Ember, where there is no such thing as the sun. The whole cit [...]

    23. This was my first book to read on the Kindle. This futuristic story about twelve year olds Doon and Lina was wonderful. I felt just like the guy from hoped that I would while reading on the Kindle, that I would forget the medium and enjoy the story. Twelve year olds have such a simple world, even when confronted with big issues. When I told my own children how much I enjoyed the story I heard, "Oh, yeah. That's a good book. I read it last year." I wonder why I didn't pick it up then? I've heard [...]

    24. My first dystopian novel. It has great character-building, interesting story, and also the concept of Ember itself is intriguing. Note; one star off for being slow at times that I find myself struggling to finish it.Would recommend to people who love a good YA dystopian novel without any insta-love thrown in.

    25. 3.5 starsThe 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!I suppose The City of Ember would be a good choice for children (9-13 years old) and if I was younger I would appreciate it much more.My main problem [...]

    26. This book is honestly fairly meh. The action is slightly lukewarm; in fact, nothing much happens for ages. The characters are nothing special. Lila and Doon are both flat as can be. In general, the book is just fairly meh. That being said, there's something fairly entertaining about this book. It's got that sweet emotional realness of so many middle grade books. I wouldn't read this as an adult, but for middle grade readers, this is definitely a solid read.

    27. Been wanting to read this for a long time. I saved the movie in my DVR forever because I prefer to read the book first. Enjoyed it but it ends pretty open so I'll definitely need to continue with the series.

    28. I enjoyed this book, though it did have some bothersome bits (don’t they all?). It was very predictable, but that didn’t really take away from the enjoyment of the story (except when I got annoyed with the characters for being about 5 steps behind me, but then I’m not the target audience). We are expected to accept some things without questioning, and certain events that should be dealt with on a deeper level are just brushed over. For instance, Lina’s grandmother dies, and she hardly se [...]

    29. I enjoyed this middle-grade dystopian novel. The writing was good and so was the plot. Two main characters had to figure out a message with incomplete content so you're trying to do it along with them. And I liked the world and what it tells us about our own. Some reviewers didn't like or understand the ending. To me it was pretty cool and certainly clear. If I was more excited about the main characters Lina and Doon, I would've given it five stars. Enjoy!

    30. There are some books which, when you read them, hold you in a spell with their unique charm and voice. This was one of those children's books, read at a time in which I devoured everything considered suitable reading. I've never read the sequels however as the way in which this book ended was left open to my imagination and to continue in such a way would ruin the magic of this novel. Recommended out of that nostalgic time known as childhood.

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