The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
(The First Book of Ember)

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Synopsis

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.
 

About Jeanne DuPrau

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JEANNE DUPRAU is the New York Times bestselling author of the Books of Ember series.
 
Published May 13, 2003 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 270 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Fantasy Literature

Putting aside the fact that underground cities are intrinsically fascinating, Ember allows DuPrau to allude to themes of conservation and spiritual awakening without ever moving away from her characters and their quest to save their city.

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Kidz World

The underground city of Ember is facing a blackout.

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Hope Chest Reviews

When Assignment Day comes for Doon, Lina Mayfleet and all their former school classmates who are now graduating into the workforce, Doon and Lina both draw jobs that are the opposite of what they wanted.

Apr 25 2018 | Read Full Review of The City of Ember (The First ...

A Patchwork of Books

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