“it is green here and very big. Light comes from the sky….”
When Lina and Doon lead their people up from the underground city of Ember, they discover a surface world of color and life. The people of a small village called Sparks agree to help the Emberites, but the villagers have never had to share their world before. Soon differences between the two groups escalate, and it’s up to Lina and Doon to find a way to avoid war!
In the riveting sequel to the highly acclaimed The City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau explores the nature of conflict and the strength and courage necessary to overcome it.
My Rank: 4 cups of coffee
An excellent read! I absolutely enjoyed this sequel — it does not disappoint. The foreshadowing throughout was heavy and delightful.
The homesick feeling swelled so big inside her that she had to cross her arms tightly and clench her teeth to keep it from coming out.
When he came to himself again and glanced down at his hands, he was startled to see them streaked with blood. Had he scratched himself on the thorns of the vines? It took him a second to realize that what looked like blood was only berry juice, passed to his hand from Tick’s.
He would command himself.
“This is such an amazing world,” he said finally, putting the glass and the magnet into his pocket. “I love it here, except for the troubles with people.”
“I didn’t feel courageous,” said Lina. “I felt afraid.”
“That makes it all the braver,” said Mrs. Murdo.