“After the People of ember escape their dying underground city, the world above them seemed to fascinate and amaze them but with no idea on how to live on the surface. After days of walking with empty stomachs, they come across a small village of sparks. The leaders of the village generously decide to take them in for 6 months, give them food, jobs and teach them how to construct then after 6 months, they would have to leave the town and make their own place somewhere in the emptiness and be ready to live on their own.
After a week, the emberties start to think that they’re not getting enough to food to fill their stomachs and they complain. A teen boy from Ember, Tick decides to raise an army of warriors and those who think that they’re not being treated fairly may join him. After being warned that there will be a terrible weapon in use if there is a war, the emberties decide to get their own weapons. On the day the war was spouse to happen, the weapon was used but not on the people, on tree which creates a fire, and the emberties laugh as the fire spreads. Can Someone from the Emberties help the people of sparks put out the fire and turn this situation around, or should they be packing up their bags and be ready to head for nothingness. Find out Yourselves.
This Book’s Genre is Post-Apocalyptic and science fiction. Children ages 13 and older will enjoy this adventurous book because the vocabulary for under ages 13 might be hard to understand or follow through. The author of this book “Jeanne DuPrau” explained all the characters and the setting really well and with details so it was easy to get a picture in your head of what was probably happening. This book is recommended to the readers who have the read “The City of Ember” because this book is a sequel.
“this book is about the people of ember who have just found a city in the upper area of earth. now they have to thrive and have to stay alive in the q=world with the new people they are lving with”Jewelle701 wrote this review Friday, September 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a pretty good book.”Morgan Breidel wrote this review Saturday, September 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Extremely boring. Did not enjoy. put it down easily.”Joe wrote this review Wednesday, September 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“loved it. it was very suspenseful and it ended better than i thought it would.”Ashley M. wrote this review Tuesday, September 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good book but not as good as the City of Ember.”Andrea wrote this review Monday, September 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“im not sure if i would prefer it or read it again”readergirl2002 wrote this review Thursday, August 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“After the people of Ember escaped their underground haven, they stumble upon the people of Starks. At first the people of Sparks take in the refugees from Ember, but soon tensions grow between the two populations. Should the people of Sparks be obligated to take care of these unfamiliar people from an underground city? How will the people of Ember make it on their own in this new and foreign world? Anger and frustration grow as solutions elude the leaders of Sparks. Is war the only way to achieve justice?
This book is best for a middle school audience. I enjoyed the fact that there are two, young protagonists and that one is a girl and one is a boy. The book leans a little toward siding with the people of Ember. I believe more time could have been spent exploring the perspective of the people from Sparks.
Social Studies – This book could be used to discuss the different sides in a refugee situation. Who is responsible for caring for people who come from a dangerous situation into a new land? How long should the people have to be cared for?
Students can also discuss the various reasons that people are forced to leave their homes as refugees.
How does war start? Apply what the characters in this book say about the origins of wars to real-life situations.
“good followup but not as exciting as the hunger games”Robyn H wrote this review Saturday, June 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the second book to The City of Ember. Some of the people have escaped to the surface and they find a small viallage that has less than 300 people and they arrive with over 400 hundred people from Ember. There are supply and food issues that need to be delt with. The book really captures the human nature of survival.”JoDee wrote this review Sunday, June 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No