Saturday, September 25, 2004

The City of Ember

Son1 borrowed The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau, from his school library last week. I finished it today, and it was great! A tale about two 12-year-old kids in a city beyond which all is dark, lit by many lights powered by a generator. The city is running out of supplies, the lights go out for a few minutes more and more often during the "day," and the readers are told early on that the city was meant to last for about 200 years. Great adventure tale, and the back flyleaf says the author is working on a sequel. Good! But the story stands very well on its own. I recommend it! (2003, Random House)

2 comments:

Carmen said...

According to Amazon, the sequel is already out.

Both books sound like great reads!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the tip, Carmen -- and now I have a request in at our public library for the sequel. I'm also going to mention to the school librarian that Son1 and I both LOVED this book and perhaps she'd like to know, too, that the sequel is out...

It's The People of Sparks, 2004, Random House.