The City of Ember, Written by Jeanne DuPrau, is a sensational read, filled with action, suspense, and plenty of surprises. It takes place in Ember, the only light in a world of darkness. In Ember, when a child finishes school (which is when they’re around the age of twelve) they pull slips of paper with jobs written on them out of a hat and that will be their job for the next few years. When Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow got their jobs they were extremely disappointed. Lina had gotten pipeworks laborer (working in the pipes beneath the city) and
had gotten messenger (delivering messages throughout the city.) They swap jobs and no one finds out, but Ember’s light is fading. Blackouts are becoming longer and more frequent, the food supplies are becoming dangerously low, and a coughing disease is taking the lives of Ember’s citizens. Lina discovers a strange letter when her grandmother is searching for something in their overstuffed closet, and she is determined to find out what it means. The problem is that her baby sister, Poppy, chewed it up. Meanwhile, in the tangled labyrinth of the pipes,
finds a roped off tunnel leading to a mysterious door. What does the letter mean? What’s behind the door? Read The City of Ember and find out!! Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of The City of Ember.
Written by Horsefreak302
Attention Ember Fans…
Ember is hitting the big screen!! The movie stars Saorise Ronan as Lina Mayfleet and Harry Treadaway as Doon Harrow. Look for it in theaters October 12, 2008!!
I asked some people on their feelings on the book and upcoming movie and this is what I got:
Rowdy Roddy Piper says:
“The coolest part is how they found out where Ember actually was . . . Very excited about the movie, don’t think it would be as good as the book though.”
“It was good, I liked it when all the lights went out . . . It’s not going to be as good as the book.”
TMX Elmo says:
“I like the part with boat, it was really suspenseful and I really liked the book . . . Sweet! I’m really looking forward to the movie.”
“It’s a really good book, I loved the journey . . . I’m really excited for the movie, It’s going to be awesome!!”