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Review: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember is like a more intricate version of Lois Lowry’s The Giver – more characters, more depth, and more potential. However, there are some similarities that I’d rather not have, such as detached characters and somewhat juvenile problems (but this is middle grade, so…). 639 more words


The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)

Lately when I finish YA fiction, my reaction is “…meh.”

This book had potential. A couple hundred years ago, Ember was created underground with everything necessary for survival, and for a while it worked. 563 more words

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