City of EmberBook - 2003
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever!
Nominated to 28 State Award Lists!
An American Library Association Notable Children's Book
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
A Kirkus Reviews Editors' Choice
A Child Magazine Best Children's Book
A Mark Twain Award Winner
A William Allen White Children's Book Award Winner
"A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau's book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more." -- USA Today
"An electric debut." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred
"While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description." -- VOYA, Starred
"A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred
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SummaryAdd a Summary
city of ember is a really realy really old city. one part the power had shut down.
ps i only read a part of the book lol
This book is about a young girl and boy named, lina and doon. There city is underground.There is light bulbs that are hung from the top of there city. Lina and doon have assigned jobs from there high school. Lina works in the pipeworks and doon is a messenger. Doon asks lina to switch jobs and they did. Lina and doon find a document that has bin chewed up. They find out the message and it is the way out of ember! They follow the instructions and enter, the real world. The see a hole in the ground! The look down and there is the city f ember at the bottom. The write a message and drop it down the hole. And hopefully someone inds it.
This book is about two kids, Lina and Doon who are a couple of the people who live in the city of Ember. They are both very curious and their curiousity takes them out of ember the underground city with failing food and power. Then they will be able to lead the others out as well.
Two twelve years old are trying to find their way so they can get out of their underground city.
Will they ever find their way out of ember the underground city?
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
The City of Ember is a magical story about two teens who finds their way out of a dark, underground city
In the City of Ember, lived two young teenagers named Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow. Surronding their city is nothing but total darkness. For 200 years, the citizens of the City of Ember lived in a world of amazing lights. But now, the buildings are crumbling, the supplies are decreasing and worst of all- the lights are starting to go out. When Lina finds an old box whos content may save the city from going to utter darkness, she discusses it with Doon. And unfortunately, as the contents of the box were ancient and that Lina's little sister has chewed on it, there are holes in the paper. The papers seem to be instructions for something..... can it be intructions to save their city?
A young girl lives in a city where the lights are turned off at the exact same time every day, and where the generator that powers those lights is breaking down. Surrounding them is nothing but total darkness. Will she be able to save the whole city from living in utter darkness?
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“There is so much darkness in Ember, Lina. It's not just outside, it's inside us, too. Everyone has some darkness inside. It's like a hungry creature. It wants and wants and wants with a terrible power. And the more you give it, the bigger and hungrier it gets.”
― Jeanne DuPrau, The City of Ember