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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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  • 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.
              • /\/4T3 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:54 am
                I really enjoy this book.The only thing though is at the end it just stops.Other than that it is a fantastic book.The two main characters are Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow.I would reccomend this book,but right after you read it get the 2nd book The people of sparks.
                • taylor Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:30 am
                  cool book love it
                  • BenThursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:30 am
                    the book is good who would survivie in a mountain
                    • BenThursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:29 am
                      best book ever

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