“I'm an Ember series fan. Its not as exciting compare to the first book but it still worth to read. I love how Duprau explore the nature of man in such simple and wonderful manner. ”Ray-Ann wrote this review Sunday, September 14, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Also enjoyed this sequel to City of Ember . . .believable characters, good role models/heroes for both boys and girls without being too "in your face," and adventure.”Sharon B wrote this review Thursday, September 11, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mrs. Duarte said:
Title: The People of Sparks
Author: Jeanne Duprau
Target Group: 5th-8th grade
Summary: Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow lead the people of city of Ember up to a new life on the surface of Earth, 200 years after a great war has destroyed most of civilization. Everything is new to them and they need the help of the people of the small town of Sparks to learn to suvive. Initially the town helps them but problems escalate on both side and once again Lina and Doon must be brave and save both their their people from Ember and their neww friends from Sparks.
I thougtht this was and exciting and well written sequel to the City of Ember. I would HIGHLY recommend reading the City of Ember first, it gives context to what happens in Sparks. This book is different in that it address the very deep issues surrounding the conflict escalation between the two groups. This book is not a light as the first book but definetly worth reading.”
“Eh- it was alright. Not good enough that I want to read the 3rd book though.”Alysia T wrote this review Monday, September 1, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“2nd in the series, I found this book as interesting as the first. A pretty quick read, this cautionary tale provides thoughts of hope, concerns about conservation of resources, issues of trust and sharing, and the consequences of making assumptions about others. It gives cause to stop and think about such issues in our own world.”Russell's Reads wrote this review Friday, August 29, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The sequel to The City of Ember, this book doesn't disappoint. It details what happens to Lina, Doon, and the rest of the city as they head above ground and meet the People of Sparks. A must-read if you've read the first one!”Katie T wrote this review Monday, August 18, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i like this entire series really- the very idea is very original.”Sierra L wrote this review Wednesday, July 30, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jeanne DuPrau continues the series started with City of Ember with the second book in the series, People of Sparks. it includes many of the characters from the first book, and throws in a few new ones from the group of people living above ground. The people from the City of Ember have made it above ground, and are looking to a small town to help them in this new world.
Like the first book it’s very simplistic, but a fun story. There are a few characters who have to act in an unbelievable way to keep the plot moving forward, but it isn’t too annoying. The two main characters from the first book continue their relationship, and are still at the part of the main plotlines.
The town has limited resources, and most of the book examines the relationship between the people from Ember and the people from Sparks. Do they share food, are they too different to get along, etc. It’s a juvenile fiction look at the civil rights movement. Are all of us being human enough to make us want to help one another, or will differences give us an excuse to stop caring about our fellow people?
not as good as the first, still not bad though.”
“I love this series! :)”lauren! wrote this review Friday, July 25, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No