A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike. A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for. At the end of The City of Ember, DuPrau’s spellbinding debut, Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow, having made it safely out of their underground.

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Random House Publication date: The tensions were clearly presented, and the emotions were well shaded and peolle. What happens here follows exactly the path that would be expected and varies from it cuprau little. Ships jeanne and sold by Amazon. Lina and Doon knew they couldn’t stay in Ember any longer, but they didn’t anticipate how life would be aboveground.

This gives her courage, because she finds writing very hard. Jul 18, Rebecca rated it it was ok. Unfortunately, by then, things are spiraling out of control and it’s difficult to see a viable resolution.

In Sparks there are some rather significant changes to the plot dynamics which allow for some intriguing new commentary on humanity and social interactions. We are afraid of them. Much harder than being bad. How do you stop a war between two groups of people who are both right?

The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau – FictionDB

Return to Book Page. Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isn’t long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember. The message was a bit heavy-handed, but I will forgive that.


That evening, the village leaders meet and vote the same to order all former citizens of Ember to leave immediately. That is one of the themes of the book because in the book they are forced to learn how to build a village of their own in order to have somewhere to stay. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. But, the people of Sparks are aware that before the Disaster, people had electricity, were capable of flight, had moving vehicles powered by “gasleen,” etc.

In the Sparks warehouse is a room with hundreds of books, which no one apparently uses or reads. Lina stows away in a wagon headed for the city to see if it could be the one she drew in Ember ; her experience at its ruins result in an epiphany for Lina that, oddly, has little impact on the rest of the novel. Informizely customer feedback surveys. Adults can still enjoy it with its fluid writing and its deeper themes.

Sep 16, Andrew Munroe rated it really liked it. Soon, however, the wear and tear of taking care of people who don’t know how to take care jeanns themselves makes charity difficult, and the people of Sparks begin to resent their new arrivals.

Mar 30, Linda Hart rated it really liked oof.

Lina acts as the reader’s guide to understanding the history of this new world and how humanity fell into war as well as understanding the current geography and social structure. Aug 18, Britt rated it liked it Shelves: As tensions mount a mysterious series of acts of vandalism heightens the anger on both sides, until conflict seems inevitable.


Amazon Music Stream millions of du;rau. Tambien es peligro y violencia Is this what it was like during the Dark Ages, after Rome’s technology fell by the wayside?

But it’s also the most satisfying thing she knows how to do. How old is your kid? As a Middle school or Young Adult read it opens the door to a good discussion of the difficulties and rewards of politics, and there are some good life lessons, not the peoplle being the idea that the only way to stop bad events from escalating, is to return good for bad and convince your opponent to stop the cycle of retaliation: It was very touching though when Lina put ran to go help the people of Spark put out I thought that this book wouldn’t be half as good as the City of Ember, but I was wrong.

Children and Young Psople Literature portal. Amo cuando l Me gusto mucho The City of Ember Get to Know Us. Sep 15, Kathy rated it really liked it Shelves: There is something magical about this series that when I read it, I feel like I am reading a fairy tale. Audiobook version fantastic production with this. Really looking forward to reading more about the People of Sparks! ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Teen, 15 years old Written by thomas April 9, DuPrau offers a thought-provoking novel about brinkmanship and the way societies can plant the insidious seeds of war.