Wednesday, March 25, 2009

City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau

Disaster has struck. In order to save the human race, an underground city is built and a select few are sent to live in the City of Ember for approximately 200 years. The hope is that whatever threatens all of mankind will subside by then and people will once again be able to live on earth instead of under it. The secret way out is stored in a box to be honored and passed down generation by generation. However, the box becomes forgotten, and mankind grows to know only of the underground city that has 12 hours of daylight per street lamps only. This wouldn't be a problem except the generator that powers the city is breaking down, leaving the entire city in periods of darkness. Supplies are running out and people are on edge. While some people hope for rescue that will never come, 12-year-old Lina Mayfleet and Doon Horrow journey forward in search of hope and in search of light. A delightful read for anyone looking for a quick escape from reality.

Next up is The Gargoyle by by Andrew Davidson.

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