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by Jeanne DuPrau

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The Builders created the city of Ember long ago. The only light is what is produced by the water running underneath the city, but the electricity is beginning to fail no matter how many times repairs are made. In addition, the city is running out of food stores and the government is corrupt. Two children, Lina and Doon, discover a way out of the city, but will the citizens believe them? Unfortunately, they have to flee before they’ve told anyone about the potential way out. Have they jumped from the frying pan into the fire? Or is there really a better place than Ember?

I haven’t read the books though they are on my TBR since my daughter enjoyed The City of Ember. In fact, I picked up this graphic novel because she did enjoy it and after she read it I thought, what the heck and picked it up.

It was a quick read as most graphic novels are and I really liked the artwork. The story gives me a pretty good idea of what the novel is about and I’ll still read it (eventually lol) because there is no way for a graphic novel to tell the whole deal. All-in-all a very enjoyable read. ( )
  AVoraciousReader | Nov 28, 2014 |
For a graphic novel, comic book, version of this story it is well done. I think I prefer the actual novel version but that's just me. For those that want to get a quicker version of a great story, this would be the way to go. ( )
  Renee.Brandon | Jul 5, 2014 |
Lina Mayfleet and her little sister live in the city of Ember, where rolling blackouts are leaving everyone on edge. With the help of her classmate Doon who works underground, Lina finds the source of the blackouts. Will she be able to save the people of Ember from their misfortunes? This book has recently been adapted into a film, and is also a standard novel. I really enjoyed the graphic novel version of this story for the contrast of light and dark, and the depictions of why life in Ember is so grim. This story is perfect for readers who enjoy mystery and adventures.
  Jen4k | Mar 12, 2014 |
This graphic novel reintroduces Ember, the doomed city of darkness that was built to ensure that humans would continue to exist on Earth. On Assignment Day, 12-year-olds leave school and receive their lifetime job assignments. Lina becomes a messenger, and her friend Doon ends up in the Pipeworks beneath the city. They unearth an evil plot from the government to steal away precious resources from people who live in Ember. Using clues left behind by Lina’s late grandmother, they travel beneath Ember’s tunnels in a desperate attempt to find a way out.
  KilmerMSLibrary | Apr 30, 2013 |
A very quick but surprisingly suspenseful read. I'm intrigued to now read the original novel! ( )
  kschorn | Apr 5, 2013 |
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In the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians—whole communities—discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau's story about a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out. Nearly 10 years later, that story, The City of Ember, is a bona fide classic, with over 1.7 million copies sold. Now experience Jeanne DuPrau's vision anew as artist Niklas Asker faithfully brings to life the glare of the lamps, the dinginess of the streets, and the brilliance of the first sunrise.

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In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

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