Book Summary

    Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked a but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all - the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darknessa But when two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember. Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone? Will the people of Ember listen to them?
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    Author

    Jeanne DuPrau

    Year Published

    2003

    Lexile Measure

    680L

    Categories

    1st in series, 8-12, adventure, Boys, distopian, English, Girls, in corpus, made into movie, series, survival, Young Adult

    ISBN 13

    9780375822742

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    3.84

    # Ratings

    190178

    # of Words

    61072

Book Summary

Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked a but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all - the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darknessa But when two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember. Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone? Will the people of Ember listen to them?
(summary from google books)