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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Review: City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. Books of Ember Series.

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 2012
List Price: $18.99
ISBN-13: 9780375868214

Review: Imagine living in a city, not knowing where you are, but only knowing that something is not right. The City of Ember, The Graphic Novel by Jeanne Duprau is a great book that is filled with mystery and excitement. In this story, it is said that the city of Ember is the only light in a dark world, but when the lamps that keep Ember lit start to flicker it is up to Lina and Doon to decipher the code in order to find the way out of Ember.

Lina lives with only her grandmother and little sister. But lately her grandmother has not been feeling well. She suffers from short term memory loss and when Lina comes home one day, her grandmother is found scrambling around the little apartment, murmuring about how she needs to find something. When they do find it, they find it in her little sister Poppy's mouth. It seems to be some sort of mysterious document that they believe can hold the answer. Not only are the lights flickering but supplies are also running low and everyone believes that the mayor is behind it. In this story everyone is depending on Lina and Doon to find the way out of Ember before it is too late.

If you have read the City of Ember then I highly recommend you read The City of Ember, The Graphic Novel but if you haven't, I still think you are in for a treat. I think that this book is very inspirational to younger kids because it lets them know that even though they are young and aren't always expected to make a difference that it doesn't mean that you shouldn't try. I also think that if you are the type of person who just loves a good heartwarming mystery then you will love this book. I rate The City of Ember, The Graphic Novel 5 stars for the way it captivates the reader and feels like it takes the original book and brings it to life.

Review written by Lauren (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of City of Ember for this review.

Have you read City of Ember? How would you rate it?

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