City of Ember (2008) - Plot Summary - IMDbit is the first of four books so it should keep readers busy for a while. i guess a complete and utter cliff hanger (if ever i saw one) is a really good way to get your readers immediately desperate to pick up the next book in the series. the setting of an underground sort of steampunk like society surviving post-collapse without any connections to their past is merely the place where this book begins. of ember - which book is the "movie" edition & is it different than the original book? enjoyed this book, though it did have some bothersome bits (don’t they all? i could feel the impending doom of ember with the rust and the mold and the damp and the blackouts. :pthis is an amazing book, and should seriously be read by everyone who is sick of cliche story lines. what i've read so far it is about a girl who lives in a strange city called ember, where there is no such thing as the sun. they're your average twelve-year-olds, except for the fact that they live in the city of ember, and lead lives that couldn't be more different from your own. i've never read the sequels however as the way in which this book ended was left open to my imagination and to continue in such a way would ruin the magic of this novel.(this is for my book report) "the city of ember" is all about these two regular kids saving their city. 18 months ago, i came out of my office to find my 5 year old son laying in the hallway reading a book. (and a good explanation of the next book’s cover. city of ember is a young adult novel that is a fantastic allegory for spiritual awakening, though i have no idea if it was intended as such. (i'm sure it's not just ya books that often do this, but they're what i'm reading most lately.
"The City of Ember" Lesson Planssuddenly, a blackout allows her escape; whereupon lina, doon, and poppy escape in a boat through the river that supplies ember's electricity. on their return to ember, they learn that the mayor has declared them fugitives from the law. thereafter they are faced with a very steep climb and emerge onto the surface, where they see their city from above and realize, for the first time, that ember is underground. just as at the start of the giver, the young people of the community of ember receive their future work assignments, a device which quickly pulls the young reader into the story. however, how long would you mourn when your beloved family member would die?, i enjoyed the book, but found it a little simplistic in the language and slightly preachy with its messages. soon ember could be engulfed by darkness…but when two children, lina and doon, discover fragm. book award silver medal for young adult (2003), new mexico land of enchantment award for young adult (2007), the judy lopez memorial award for children's literature honor (2004), chapman award for shared reading nominee for fiction (2004), washington state sasquatch award (2006), simon honor book (2005). robert sutton from horn book magazine compared the novel to gathering blue by lois lowry, noting how "the darkness of ember is essentially literal" with the generator failing and running out of power, leading to frequent blackouts. suppose the city of ember would be a good choice for children (9-13 years old) and if i was younger i would appreciate it much more. what i've read so far it is about a girl who lives in a strange city called ember, where there is no such thing as the sun. the young protagonist, lina mayfleet, and her friend, doon harrow (the second protagonist), follow clues left behind by the original builders of the city of ember, to safety in the outside world. city of ember is a young adult novel that is a fantastic allegory for spiritual awakening, though i have no idea if it was intended as such. i like books that make it clear there is (or could be, or should be) a sequel in the works, but that don't drive the reader out of her mind by not answering any of the questions raised at the very beginning. i saved the movie in my dvr forever because i prefer to read the book first.
since then, i've dabble a bit with the genre and discovered some gems: the hunger games series, gaiman's the graveyard book, and dan wells' john wayne cleaver series. but, with the fact that ember citizens rarely throw anything out i imagine the whole city are hoarders, and that's better than throwing something out only to find that it would be useful a few days down the track (see, that's pure hoarder talk - i sympathise with the hoarder's plight, especially if they're hoarding books which will eventually be my downfall). i've heard that book two is even better, so i'm looking forward to reading it soon, too. the 2008 film based on this book, see city of ember. watching the movie with my siblings reminded me how much i loved the books, and i decided to start the series again..5 starsthe city of ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. she and her friend doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on ember forever! (i'm sure it's not just ya books that often do this, but they're what i'm reading most lately. and i especially love the idea of reading about that society several generations in, where they no longer remember what daylight is, or why the city they live in is theren- or even where exactly their city is. when the boat stops, they learn the origin of ember from a diary left by one of its original colonists. 241 years after ember is established, the city's supplies are in danger of exhaustion, and the hydroelectric generator is in decay. city of ember is an engaging children's fiction novel that introduces young readers to courageous characters who take steps to make change happen. 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. nonetheless, compared to books of similar ya genres like the hunger games, this novel comes out a little tame. so i'm just gonna slip over to ember and steal that.
the second book is ok, though not nearly as good as the first one, and i haven't even read the third book because my older siblings read it and said they didn't like it (and i trust their judgement always when it comes to books). the story is about ember, an underground city threatened by aging infrastructure. to shelly by:My 12 year old son just knew i would love this book. i could feel the impending doom of ember with the rust and the mold and the damp and the blackouts.(this is for my book report) "the city of ember" is all about these two regular kids saving their city. i guess it doesn't help when the movie doesn't end that way, not being made to be a trilogy, as the book was.-s-literature,There are some books which, when you read them, hold you in a spell with their unique charm and voice. it's one of those books that you cant put down. after much trial and error, she and doon decipher the instructions from the builders, which inform them of how to exit the city of ember. this stuff is a big deal because ember is surrounded by darkness, and there's no way out of the city—nowhere to go if the lights fail or the food runs out. years old in the book, but in the movie dune is much older than 12.'m currently reading this book, i was at the library and just picked it up not really knowing what it was about. they throw a rock with instructions tied to it down to the city in hope that the people of ember will escape. i'm not much of an ebook fan and i was a little grumpy about the fact that i was being forced to read it in digital form rather than the expected paperback, especially as i only get a week to read it instead of three and it can't be renewed at all instead of up to two times. sutton noted how duprau does not explain the history of ember all at once, which would confuse and overwhelm the reader and instead, "allows the events of the story to convey the necessary information".