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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 decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published on August 26, 2008 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0385736282
ISBN-13: 9780385736282
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  • infinitearmy
    infinitearmyThursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:43 am55 stars
    the cover seemed interesting so i read it and it was a good book
    • skylermurray
      skylermurrayFriday, May 25, 2018 at 6:38 am55 stars
      The City of Ember written by Jeanne DuPrau is a mystery the whole way through. You never know what happens because it always ends with a mystery. I love how they continue a mystery throughout the whole series. I also love how the main characters are by themselves the whole time. It also shows the power of friendship. Lina and Doon are the main characters in The City of Ember. Lina is the more adventurous one but still cares about her family such as her grandmother and little sister. But unlike Doon she doesn't really need a plan to do things. Doon on the other hand is more cautious and loves his family such as his dad. He also plans things before he does them. So, what will happen to Lina and Doon if they are such opposites? Will they make it out of Ember? Who found the storage room before them? Do you want the answer to any of these questions? Do you like a good mystery? If the answer to any of these questions is yes you should read The City of Ember.
      • lilpumpboi
        lilpumpboiMonday, May 21, 2018 at 11:38 am
        It is the best book because its an under ground city and the power is running out and the three kids get out alive
        • bybimolypafady
          bybimolypafadyFriday, May 18, 2018 at 7:19 am55 stars
          it is really a really good book
          • piolomrdoodle20
            piolomrdoodle20Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:15 am44 stars
            It is a good movie I reccomed it.
            • kitty_423
              kitty_423Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:54 pm44 stars
              the city of ember is about kids who try to find a way out of ember, they find a way out of ember and find the true story and another world
              • duviseveba
                duvisevebaWednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:04 am55 stars
                This is a very good book. Its about a town called Ember. The only light in ember comes from lightbulbs powered by the generator. But the lights are going out. Is there a way to save Ember or will it be to late and Ember will end up in darkness.
                • aunthtoo8896lol
                  aunthtoo8896lolWednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:01 am
                  I like it. it's good.............-_-
                  • KhloeWednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:00 am
                    I think The City Of Ember is a pretty good book. I rate it 4 out of 5 stars. It's about a girl named Lina and a boy named Doon. And one day at school they all got jobs. Doon was messenger and Lina had to work in the pipeworks. They both switched there jobs. So Doon had to work in the pipeworks. One day when he was down in the pipeworks he discovered a door. They didn't know what it led to. On the other hand Lina was delivering messages, she had to deliver one to the mayor. It was "Dilivery at eight from Looper." They end up figuring out what was behind the door and who was behind it. Read the book to figure out do they ever escape out of Ember and how. And who was the guy stealing all the food.
                    • my225
                      my225Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:55 am
                      I really recommend this book it has a lot of suspense that makes you want to read more. Lina discovers a message that has been chewed by her little sister Poppy. When she looks at the message she sees some words that make her think the way out. She and her friend Doon Harrow are on a mission to get the people of Ember and themselves out. Will they do it? Will they find the way out? Read The City Of Ember by Jeanne Duprau to find out if you like it there are other books in the series.

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