READ Õ The City of Ember


READ The City of Ember

READ Õ The City of Ember Û Many hundreds of years ago the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival It worked but now the storerooms are almost out of food crops are blighted corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all the lights are failing Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness But when two Ncient parchment they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone Will the people of Ember listen to the. 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 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 again and again Doon Harrow also twelve sat with his shoulder's hunched his eyes aueezed shut in concentration and his hands clasped tightly togetherSo I'm busy marking up my paperback copy for examples to share with my own students when it becomes than a coincidence that I'm noticing the similarities between Ember the city and the Community in Lois Lowry's The Giver But then there is just and and I especially loved the uestioning like Lina's friend Clary's Where does life come from What is life and Doon's father's words of wisdom that sound strangely familiar What you get is what you get What you do with what you get thought that's the point and Pay close attention to everything notice what no oneelse notices Then you'll know what no one else knows and that's always useful

The City of EmberNcient parchment they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone Will the people of Ember listen to the. 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 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 again and again Doon Harrow also twelve sat with his shoulder's hunched his eyes aueezed shut in concentration and his hands clasped tightly togetherSo I'm busy marking up my paperback copy for examples to share with my own students when it becomes than a coincidence that I'm noticing the similarities between Ember the city and the Community in Lois Lowry's The Giver But then there is just and and I especially loved the uestioning like Lina's friend Clary's Where does life come from What is life and Doon's father's words of wisdom that sound strangely familiar What you get is what you get What you do with what you get thought that's the point and Pay close attention to everything notice what no oneelse notices Then you'll know what no one else knows and that's always useful

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The City of Ember ☆ Ghted corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all the lights are failing Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness But when two children Lina and Doon discover fragments of an a. Before The Hunger Games 2008 there was The City of Ember 2003Well 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 bookmovie inspired HG author Suzanne Collins to write a great series then power to her and fun to us readers So all is good; Back to CE the reason why I compare it to HG is because when it came out it was to my knowledge the first post apocalyptic YA to ever hit the market In that DuPrau can only be praised for her originality and avant gardism But there the comparison ends Because if you’re looking for poor kids fighting for survival in a beat up world look somewhere else CE is not about that At all Rather it is about discovery both self and world about not taking the truth that’s given to us unuestioningly and instead go and look for another one despite all the obstacles along the way So again if you're looking for point blank survival full frontal fights and gruesome deaths you're not going to get it in this book In this sense it is a very clean and very young reader oriented story which however doesn’t fail to catch the fancy of older readers as well and thus transcends all age groups The two main characters Lina and Doon are very real very relatable and very likable; the story is very satisfactory if somewhat a little slow paced at times; the writing is very easy reading and will never make you scratch your head in confusion; finally the ending is great and will make you want to pick up book 2 right awayLong story short it’s a winner to meOLIVIER DELAYEAuthor of the SEBASTEN OF ATLANTIS series DOWNLOAD É RANDARENEWABLES.CO.UK º Jeanne DuPrau

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Jeanne DuPrau º 1 READ Many hundreds of years ago the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival It worked but now the storerooms are almost out of food crops are bli. Maybe 18 months ago I came out of my office to find my 5 year old son laying in the hallway reading a bookHe wasn't just flipping through a picture book either He was actually reading it A book with all words and no picturesThis 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 againThat's a recommendation beyond anything I can give it About a week ago I went on a car trip with Oot and we listened to this book together I see why he liked it It's very tightly written Good setting Good mystery Two POV characters one boy and one girl They each have their own plots and their own character arcs Their own problems they struggle to resolve The boy gets angry sometimes and his father talks to him about it and the boy tries throughout the book to get a grip on his anger with varying success What's they both make mistakes And they're obviously mistakes If only the boy would have told his father about X things would have gone better It's kinda the opposite of Harry Potter It's nice to have that in a kid's bookAnyway Yeah Good book Good Audio Two thumbs up One from me and one from Oot