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Exploring Themes

This term we are reading the book ‘The City of Ember’ by Jeanne DuPrau. We’re reading this as part of a focus on dystopian fiction over the year. 479 more words


Books and Movies

I love when Hollywood turns a book into a movie. I know a significant amount of debate surrounds the topic, usually prompting the words, “The book is always better.” To that I reply, “Yes, it usually is. 601 more words


Book Club: The City of Ember Meeting #1

At our first meeting of the month I announced exciting news–we will have a Skype visit with the author, Jeanne DuPrau at our last meeting.  I emailed with Jeanne DuPrau several times and we came up with a special time to meet so that most of the kids can be there.   267 more words

5th & 6th Grade Book Club

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

Book Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters At My Lunch Table

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Sadly, summer is coming to an end (not for me hahah!) and so this week’s TTT deals with a back-to-school theme. 1,183 more words

YA Fiction